Morocco Protests 2011

Rabat, Morocco protests, 20 February, 2011. Image by

Rabat, Morocco protests, 20 February, 2011. Image by


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Since the fall of the Egyptian president, Moroccans have been planning a movement of their own. On February 20, 2011, (#Feb20) the “movement for dignity” protested the frustration of some Moroccans with a government they believe has done little to combat corruption. The protesters are demanding constitutional reform, the dissolution of parliament, and the lowering of food prices, among other things.

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What we do: Global Voices bloggers from the Middle East and North Africa report on how citizens use the Internet and social media to make their voices heard, often translating from Arabic. Check back for further developments to this page.


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15 Feb – Morocco: Student Jailed for Insulting King in Video
02 Jan – From Sidi Bouzid to Kinshasa: Francophone Africa in 2011


27 Dec – Morocco: The Tale of the February 20 Movement in 20 Videos
28 Nov – Morocco: Islamist PJD Victory in Post-Reform Parliamentary Election
21 Nov – Morocco: Online Debates Rage Days Ahead of Parliamentary Elections
13 Sep – Morocco: Multiple Arrests Against Activists
03 Aug – Morocco: Militant Website Sustains DDoS Attack
15 Jul – Morocco: A Personal Tale of Protest
05 Jul – Morocco: Protests Over Reform Continue
05 Jul – Morocco: Reform With the Taste of an Unfinished Business
01 Jul – Morocco: A New Constitution Without Much Reform
03 Jun – Morocco: Pro-Democracy Movement Faces State Repression
02 May – Morocco: Bloggers React to Marrakech Attack
17 Apr – Morocco: Controversy Over International Music Festival
03 Apr – Morocco: Tweet Your Way To Change
22 Mar – Morocco: The Winds of Change
20 Mar – Morocco: Peaceful Marches Across the Kingdom
10 Mar – Morocco: King's Speech Tweeted
06 Mar – Morocco: Casablanca Protest Draws Thousands
04 Mar – Morocco: Fadoua Laroui, our own Mohamed Bouazizi
22 Feb – Morocco: King Sets Up Economic and Social Council
21 Feb – Morocco: Portraits of a Protest
21 Feb – Morocco: Explaining the Protests
20 Feb – Morocco: In Marrakech, Destruction Amidst Peaceful Protest
20 Feb – Morocco: Across the Nation, Demonstration
20 Feb – Arab World: The Uprisings Continue
19 Feb – Morocco: “I am Moroccan, and I Will Take Part”
17 Feb – Morocco: ‘Movement for Dignity’ Planned for 20 February, 2011
01 Feb – Arab World: A Revolution Time-Table



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