· January, 2008

Stories about Morocco from January, 2008

Morocco: The Big Cities

  28 January 2008

Morocco is well-known for lots of things: mint tea, couscous, a film mostly unrelated to the country...And of course, its big cities, several of which were the topic of posts in the blogoma this week, writes Jillian York, who takes us to Fez, Tangier, Marrakesh and Meknes.

Morocco: Obama and Religion

  25 January 2008

“Thanks to Barack Obama, Islam may have to redefine “believer” in Islamic terms as well as who is considered a Muslim, or the world community may have to start working on a new definition for “ethnic Muslim” to accommodate complicated individuals such as Mr. Obama,” writes Myrtus from Morocco.

Morocco: Censorship Update

  24 January 2008

2006 was a rough year for Moroccan internet freedoms, with several sites being blocked; 2007 wasn't much better with sites that were previously open becoming only sporadically accessible. Moi, dans tous mes états (fr) summarized freedom of internet (as well as other forms of media) in a recent post: A...

Morocco: Ashoura and Fashion

  22 January 2008

Morocco is celebrating Ashoura, the 10th day of the month of Moharram (which is the first month of the Hijra calendar year). In other news, dress was a prominent subject amongst Moroccan bloggers over the weekend as well, reports Jillian York.

Morocco: Visa Issues

  21 January 2008

Daniel Sturgis: the Struggling Beach Buggy Travel Writer in Morocco questions why it's so difficult for Moroccans to get tourist visas to Canada.

Morocco: Rise of Football Hooliganism

  21 January 2008

Abdelilah Boukili (Regular Comments on The BBC's Have Your Say) comments upon teenage crime (or the relative lack thereof) and the rise of football hooliganism in Morocco.

Morocco: House Collapse

  21 January 2008

The View From Fez reports on the dangers of house reconstruction in Morocco, and mourns the recent deaths from a house collapse. The collapse on Wednesday killed eighteen people and left at least twenty-six people injured. There may be more bodies under the rubble.

A Muslim Britney Spears?

  16 January 2008

As if the media circus surrounding her wasn't enough, the latest news is that Britney Spears will be considering converting to Islam in order to marry her Pakistan-born paparazzo boyfriend, Adnan Ghalib. The Middle East and North African bloggers could hardly contain themselves, writes Jillian York.

Morocco: Late Flights

  10 January 2008

Adilski, from Morocco, rants about security delays, long lines, incompetent staff and delayed flights in this post.