Stories about Morocco from August, 2007
Everything Morocco questions why there's so many cheap plastic products “made in China” being sold in the traditional artisan souks of Fez.
The View From Fez shares a list of books pertaining to the grand city of Fez.
With the Moroccan legislative elections looming on September 7, Moroccan bloggers share their concerns about the process and its progress.
MoTIC (fr) provides us with statistics on Livejournal, which has been blocked in Morocco for over a year, as well as other blocked sites.
Driss Basri, one of Morocco's most powerful figures during the past 50 years, has died in Paris at age 69. Jillian York brings us the latest reactions from Moroccan bloggers writing in Arabic, French and English.
A favorite Moroccan blogger, Cat in Rabat announces her blogging reincarnation and move to the Spanish blogosphere, as La Gatita Gringa.
A Moro in America reports that the iPhone has been unlocked, adding: “I am sure the iPhone will be the next 3ya9a gadget in Morocco :)”
Ghasbouba shares his take on democracy and the upcoming Moroccan elections.
Margot the Marrakesh Mystic shares her story of a not-so-good Moroccan maid.
Marc Daniel gives a picturesque description of Casablanca in August. He notes that beaches are always full at that time of the year and that surprisingly women and men are both wearing swim suits. Keep in mind, he says, that sports clubs are still men or women only (Fr).
The View From Fez takes a look at the beginning of the campaigning for parliamentary elections in Morocco.
Palestinian Kabobfest‘s Nimr takes a look at how a popular website reports news on Morocco.
Due to the overwhelming response of last week's Introduction to Peace Corps Bloggers, Jillian York continues the series this week, showing you more bloggers - and more photos - from the Peace Corps.
Jean-Luc Raharimanana, a Malagasy writer famous for his influential works on French colonialism, recently authored an open letter to French president Nicolas Sarkozy in response to the now infamous message to Africa and Africans he delivered in Dakar, Senegal. Nearly a month has passed since Sarkozy's speech, but its effects...
Morocco is home to a rather diverse group of English-language bloggers, as I'm sure you have observed. While many are native Moroccans utilizing their English skills and still others are expatriate teachers or workers, there is another unique group obvious from the tagline which their organization requires they post on their blogs: "Any written message or photo provided on this blog site does not represent the views or opinions of the U.S. Peace Corps or any other institution."
A Moroccan court yesterday sentenced Mustapha Hormat Allah, a journalist for Al-Watan al-An to eight months in prison for reporting on leaked documents explaining the “state of alert” in Morocco, reports Elijah Zarwan.
Ghasbouba is also confounded over the recent suicide attack in Meknes.
On Monday morning, yet another attempt at suicide bombing occurred. While the attempt was, thankfully, a failure - killing none and wounding the bomber - bloggers are up in arms over the hijacking of Morocco.
Another issue of press freedom has hit Morocco, and Moroccan bloggers are once again frustrated. Find out what happened this time as we take a tour through both Anglophone and Francophone Moroccan blogs.
The number of tourists is dropping in Morocco because of security threats, writes The View from Fez.