· August, 2010

Stories about Morocco from August, 2010

Morocco: The Sublime Sufi Revival

  28 August 2010

The rhythms of a Sufi revival are passionately reverberating through the corridors of Morocco, and they are not going unheard, especially by the nation’s youth.

MENA: Kuwaiti Cartoons Cause Moroccans Offense

  27 August 2010

A popular Kuwaiti television programme has upset some Moroccan viewers, who say it depicts Moroccans in a negative light. The cartoon, called Bu Qutada wa Bu Nabeel, portrays Morocco as corrupt and its women as greedy, as they try to entrap the Kuwaiti male characters into marrying them. Bloggers react to the show.

Morocco: When Sarkozy “Proposes” a French Version of Ramadan

  21 August 2010

When Ahmed wrote his satirical blog post about a completely fictional announcement by president Nicolas Sarkozy intending to impose a French version of Islam on French Muslims, he never imagined his "story" would make the headlines of newspapers and mainstream media websites, not as the innocent prank he initially intended but as factual news.

Tech and Transparency in MENA: A Long Way to Go

  19 August 2010

Technology for transparency activists are making headway in the Middle East and North Africa, but greater access to both technology tools and skills and legal assistance is needed in order to maximize their potential.

Morocco: Fasting Versus Individual Liberties

  18 August 2010

For most Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan is a time of peace, of reflection, of family and faith. But for those who have given up on religion, Ramadan can be a difficult time, especially when you live in Morocco, where fasting is obligatory.

Morocco: The Ramadan Diaries

  17 August 2010

As the month of Ramadan begins, Moroccans share thoughts, reflections...even recipes. Jillian York has the story.

Morocco: English as the Second Language

  15 August 2010

Said Bellari, a writer for Moroccoboard.com, advocates the gradual eradication of the dependence on the French language, and the introduction of English as the official second language of Morocco. In his essay, he introduces a newfangled concept known as “disliteracy.” reports Nabila Taj.

Morocco: “My Summer With a Book”

  9 August 2010

In a world steeped in digital technology, and where tablets and e-book readers are getting cheaper and more accessible to a larger public every day, will there be a place left for good old printed books? For some Moroccan bloggers the answer is yes and technology is there to prove them right.

Morocco: Race and Racism

  5 August 2010

In Morocco, the discussion of race and racism is sometimes taboo. In this post, Jillian C. York sums up the thoughts of several bloggers, in reaction to a post on racism against Black people in the country.

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