· January, 2010

Stories about Morocco from January, 2010

Morocco: A Charter for the Environment

  28 January 2010

The Moroccan government launched an ambitious project on environment involving a series of regional meetings, workshops and conferences that sparked a national debate that aims at establishing a Charter for the environment. Bloggers have been commenting on the development.

MENA: Breaking the veils

  28 January 2010

AltMuslimah reviews the exhibition Breaking the veils: Women artists from the Islamic World, which contains art and literature from women in over 20 countries, including Palestine, Yemen and Morocco. The exhibition, which stated in Jordan, is now touring the US. The review can be read here.

Morocco: Meet the Cartoonists

  24 January 2010

Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg are two American cartoonists, creators of “a book/art/zine/stuff” operation called Telephone and Soup. They have settled recently in Morocco and are announcing the organization of a meet up in a café downtown Rabat on January 26, around the Shitty Kitty comics concept, inviting people to...

Morocco: Bloggers Mourn Freedom of Expression

  24 January 2010

Nebrash Eshabab [Ar] is a Moroccan collective blogging platform. It published a call for Moroccan bloggers to “mourn freedom of expression in Morocco during a week, from 25 to 31 January,” in order to raise awareness about the deteriorating situation of free speech in the country.

Best photos from Morocco

  23 January 2010

After spending 15 months in Morocco, American blogger, Ibn Ibn Battuta decided to publish a series of the best photos he took there. He started with “Rural Scenes” and “People“.

Morocco: Blogging About Blogging

  19 January 2010

Moroccans, as usual, are blogging, only this time it's about…blogging! This year, two awards are being offered in the blogosphere: the third annual Maroc Blog Awards and the brand new Best of Morocco Blog Awards (or BOMBies).

Africa: 2010 Africa Cup of Nations Starts: What Do We Expect?

  13 January 2010

This year Africa’s in the sports arena for all the right reasons. First to shine the spotlight is definitely the Confederation of Africa's (CAF) African Cup of Nations being held in Angola which is just a stone’s throw away from South Africa, which hosts the World Cup in June later on this year.

Featured Author: Hisham

  11 January 2010

As a practicing medical doctor based in France, “Hisham” (Hisham Khribchi) is a Global Voices author for Morocco. He is also one of the founding members of the site Talk Morocco.

Morocco: Ladies Honored

  10 January 2010

Moroccan bloggers joined the Kolena Laila (We Are All Laila) campaign, an independent online initiative inviting bloggers across the Arab region to express themselves freely and raise awareness on the concerns of women in their respective societies for the first time. Hisham brings us the story in this post.

Morocco: First Indigenous TV Channel Launched

  7 January 2010

The View from Fez reports on the launch of a long-awaited Amazigh language TV channel by the Moroccan government on Wednesday. It is the first government-funded TV channel in the region broadcasting exclusively in languages spoken by indigenous Berber populations.

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