Latest posts by Jillian C. York from November, 2008
Elizabeth, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, writes about celebrating Thanksgiving so far from home.
The View From Fez writes about caring for the blind in Morocco.
SunnyRaindrops tells us that Morocco plans to spend USD31 million over the next two years on reforestation.
Abdelilah Boukili debates the death penalty in his blog as a response to the BBC World's Have Your Say program.
Myrtus, a Moroccan living in the U.S., is alarmed by the number of hate crimes across the U.S. following Obama's election to the presidency.
SunnyRaindrops reports that female doctors in Morocco are protesting against being assigned to remote locations.
Margot the Marrakesh Mystic correlates the rise of hemlines in Morocco to the changes in the economy.
Allal El Alaoui reports that the Marrakesh International Film Festival ignores bloggers and freelance film critics, as well as, in some cases, Moroccans in general.
The Moor Next Door shares an article from Le Matin contrasting the election of Barack Obama in the United States with that of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algeria.
Mohamed Fouad Barrada [fr] ruminates on the introduction of venture capital to Mauritania in the midst of this economic crisis.
Palestinian diaspora blogger We Will Return expresses anxiety over Abbas’ speech to the Palestinian people.
Blog as I Wanted tells us that users of Moroccan ISP Wana are unhappy with the company's Internet speed.
A Moroccan About the World Around Him writes about the recent case of Yassine Belassal, the teenager who modified Morocco's motto (God, Country, King) to idolize his favorite soccer team, FC Barcelona.
Allal El Alaoui remarks upon the recent ruling that required Moroccan magazine Al Massae‘s editor, Rachid Nini, to pay off a fine of 6 million dirhams.
The Syrian blogosphere, particularly the contingent that blogs in English, has been somewhat quiet about the U.S. elections, at least in comparison to its neighbors. It's no secret that many bloggers in the Arab world are frustrated with some of Obama's policies, even if they are glad that some change has come. In this post, we will take a look at three different Syrian perspectives on the recent elections in the U.S.
Syrian blogger Gardenia shares her opinion on hologram technology.
The View from Fez clues us in to Morocco's Festival de l'Etrange (Festival of the Strange), happening in Essaouira in a few weeks.
On the eve of the U.S. elections, the world is atwitter - and Morocco is no exception. Bloggers based in Morocco - both Moroccan natives and foreign residents - are musing over potential election outcomes. While Morocco is also no exception to the world's preference for Obama, bloggers have a lot more to say than "Yes we can!" Jillian C. York gives us a glimpse into this North African nation.
A Moro in America reports that L'Express International, a popular French weekly magazine, has been banned in Morocco following alleged “blasphemy against Islam's prophet.”
Vagabondeuse writes of a German family denied entry into Australia because their son has Down's Syndrome.