North Africa

Youth in Morocco: Rebels without a Cause? Youth Violence, Social Media, and the Discontents of Moroccan Consumer Society

Abstract Recently the Moroccan public had to grapple with what was perceived to be a worrying upsurge in youth crime related to Tsharmil or (cyber) bullying in the Moroccan vernacular. Mainstream media coverage of this issue ushered in an overwhelming sense of panic towards “deviant” youth that pose a serious …

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Morocco Launches a Virtual Platform to Support Entrepreneurs

Rabat – The Moroccan General Confederation of Enterprises (CGEM) and the Ministry in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs (MCMRE) initiated a joint agreement in Casablanca on Thursday to enable the establishment of a virtual region. The agreement—signed by MCMRE Minister Anis Birrou and the CEO of CGEM …

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Morocco’s Return to African Union Widely Reported by International Media

February 1, 2017 —The 28th Summit of the African Union (AU) ended with a decision to welcome Morocco back to the pan-African body, a return that has been widely reported by international news outlets. The decision comes after Morocco submitted an official request to “accede to the African Union (AUC) Constitutive Act” in September 2016 to pave the way for gaining the AU membership.

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الشباب الجزائري والفيس بوك، بين فرص الاستخدام ومعضلة الإدمان

د.صونية عبديش - أستاذ محاضر بكلية الإعلام والاتصال، جامعة الجزائر صدر مؤخرا عن دار طاكسيج. كوم، بمركز البحوث والدراسات، كتاب جديد للباحثة الجزائرية صونية عبديش، "بعنوان الشباب الجزائري والفيس بوك، بين فرص الاستخدام ومعضلة الإدمان"، الكتاب من الحجم المتوسط مكون من 282 صفحة. من خلال محتوى الكتاب نلمس سعي المؤلفة للإجابة …

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Tunisia Olympics Roundup

August 22, 2016—In honor of the closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games yesterday, we are revisiting Tunisia’s good and bad moments. Tunisia’s star-struck media veered dramatically to re-center the spotlight on three unlikely bronze medalists, whose groundbreaking performances outshone national heroes.

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Politics by other screens

Absent participatory government, the film industry became a key political battleground in the late French empire. Historian Elizabeth F. Thompson compares struggles for control of the cinema in late colonial Fez and Damascus.

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