Stories about Morocco from April, 2011
Each year the capital Rabat is the epicenter of a major music festival, Mawazine. Since its modest launch in 2001, Mawazine has grown, and in the last decade has become the top national entertainment gathering. With the backdrop of political protests and calls for change though, controversy is rising in the Moroccan blogosphere around the use of public money for sponsoring the festival.
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The Arab spring has brought about enthusiasm for change. As the walls of fear start crumbling, people feel empowered and start taking matters into their own hands. In Morocco, one of the central themes for change is education, and one blogger has been able to launch the debate using Twitter as a medium.