This week, the Islamic world is celebrating the birthday of the prophet (PBUH). Merry Eid Al Mawlid to all Muslim bloggers.
To fire or..not to fire!
It's a “premiere” in Morocco. A blog about a misuse of the Moroccan money leads to the resignation of the misuser(French). But, the good news end here, since no good deed goes unpunished. Rachid Jankari(French), the journalist blogger, author of the scoop had to delete the post about the scandal from his blog , or to loose his job! .
The blogger deleted the post only to find it published in many other Moroccan blogs as a form of solidarity.
Othmane Boumaalif(French) who was among the first bloggers to express his support to Jankari(French) received an email from the employer of the journalist blogger stressing that he has never threatened Jankari(French). Still, the boss wrote in his email that blogging is not that private.
As long as your music is not loud , no one would bother disturbing you. The minute it gets out of control, your neighbours will knock at your door asking you to adjust the volume. They're not kicking you out of your place but asking you to respect the neighbourhood.
Hmm..Got it Jankari?
Mohamed Slimani received the same email(French) and he says that the “neighbourhood thing” inspired him for his next post!
Bla francya wonders if the Moroccan blogosphere will have the same fate as the Chinese and Tunisian ones(Arabic) , where bloggers get fired as a punishment of their boldness.
M.S.Hjiouj says he had a hard time understanding the “problem” since all the posts about it were in French. And he asks his fellow bloggers to start thinking of posting about important matters in Arabic(Arabic) since not everybody in Morocco reads French.
The only positive point of this scandal is that it shows that blogging in Morocco is becoming influential.
Larbi wrote about the unprecedented solidarity action in the Moroccan blogosphere in a post titled Fresh air(French).
We express our support to Jankari..
Bluesman posted the “scandalous” article(French) to show his solidarity with Rachid Jankari.
Mchicha is very angry about the whole situation(French), she posts the article deleted from Jankari's blog and says:
I'm fed up ! They are chasing the freedom of expression even in the blogs!!
Although she realizes that this whole affair shows the new influence of blogging in Morocco(French), Nadia states that Rachid's family is going through a tough situation.
Adnane says that Jankari's article had a bomb effect, and shows his solidarity by republishing it in his blog(French).
Wadih is waiting for the reaction of the National Union of Moroccan Journalists(Arabic). He writes that the Moroccan journalist works in difficult conditions and needs more juridical protection.
Eulogies to Fadi
The Moroccan blogosphere is still mourning Fadi who died earlier last week.
Loula dedicated her latest post to the late blogger(French).
It was an honour to know you!
Salma cries her friend Fadi and pays him a tribute(French).
Your are the blogger who had the bigest impact on me!
Manal learned a lot from Fadi's wiseness(French). Her latest post was a farewell to a cherished friend.
Coup de coeur
I am definitely under the “charm” of the teacher's blog(Arabic). I find the idea very interesting and even though there is not much to say about the author, since he doesn’t display any information about him, I cannot help thanking him for the services his blog is providing to the Moroccan high school student .
The title of the blog made me smile. The content made me laugh. It's hilarious!
Hamida Mentoufa(French) (Hamida with uncombed hair) is a Moroccan young woman who's trying to go on with her “normal” life in the big , noisy and cosmopolit Casablanca. The posts are endless anecdotes about her depressing misadventures. It's really funny especially for those who, like me, used to live in Casablanca and went through “almost” the same misadventures of the one and only Mentoufa. Have a good laugh,everyone!
That's it for this week. See you next Wednesday, Inshallah!