Posts Tagged ‘Morocco’

Majid in Morocco

March 7th, 2012 Comments off

Street in Tangier, by Henry Ossawa Tanne, ca 1910

Tabsir Contributor Anouar Majid, will be giving two talks in Morocco in March. Details below:

“Todos somos moros: una invitación para un debate”
Conferencia de Anouar Majid

Fecha: 12-03-2012
Lugar: Salón de Actos. Fundación Instituto Euroárabe. Colegio de Niñas Nobles. C/ Cárcel Baja, 3.
Hora: 19:30

Anouar Majid, (Tánger, Marruecos), es director del Centro de Humanidades y director adjunto de Iniciativas Globales de la Universidad de New England, Portland, Maine, (EEUU). Reconocido analista del papel del islam en la edad de la globalización y de las conflictivas relaciones del islam con Occidente desde 1492. Autor de “We are all Moors: ending centuries of Crusades against Muslims and other minorities”,”A call for heresy:why dissent is vital for Islam and America”, “Freedom and Orthodoxy: Islam and difference in the post-Andalusian age”, “Si Yussef”(novela)…Ha sido descrito por el filósofo y profesor de la Universidad de Princeton, Cornel West, en su obra “Democracy matters”, como “uno de los escasos intelectuales islámicos de envergadura”. Dirige la revista norteamericana-marroquí de ideas y cultura TingisRedux y colabora asiduamente en el Washington Post, Chronicle of Higuer Education y otras publicaciones.

Su conferencia, que reflexiona a partir del lugar destacado que históricamente ocupa España en el clima de desconfianza secular entre árabes y occidentales, trata de demostrar que las claves de una transición democrática y de una política económica con la diversidad como lema en el mundo árabe e islámico deben ser halladas en los antiguos territorios de Al Andalus.

Understanding American-Muslim Relations
Professor Anouar Majid
American Legation, 8 rue d’Amérique, Tangier.
Friday, 16 March, 19:00

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For the Reference Files: Biographies of the New Moroccan Cabinet

January 4th, 2012 Comments off

For reference purposes: Morocco’s Le Matin gives us biographies of the members of the new Moroccan Cabinet. (In French. Will try to add an Arabic link if I see one.)

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Great chart of Morocco’s election results

December 2nd, 2011 Comments off

See after the jump — we hope to produce something similar for Egypt’s elections. The organization that put this together is CAPDEMA.

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Two Words You Never Expected to See Together

September 8th, 2011 Comments off

“Morocco” and “SlutWalk”. Read the article for more. (Link was broken. Now fixed.)

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Categories: Arab News Tags: link, Morocco, SlutWalk, Source

Reforming Morocco: Taking Apart the King’s Speech – TIME []

March 11th, 2011 Comments off
Categories: Arab Blogs Tags: king, Morocco, Source, speech time, time

Saudi King…off to Morocco

January 18th, 2011 Comments off

Saudi King is leaving for Morocco in a few days, my sources tell me.

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Right Turn – Morocco: a different kind of Muslim country []

January 13th, 2011 Comments off

It's so embarassing to see that Morocco's defenders in Washington are neo-con fanatics like Rubin.
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Morocco forbids Transparency awards ceremony []

December 28th, 2010 Comments off

Meet Morocco, the new Tunisia.
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Morocco: End Abuses in Counterterrorism Arrests | Human Rights Watch []

October 25th, 2010 Comments off

Facebook Has More Arab Members than All Arab Newspaper Readers Combined

May 25th, 2010 Comments off

A new report says that Facebook now has 15 million subscribers in the Arab world while all Arab newspapers — in Arabic, French and English combined — sell ony 14 million copies.

That link is to a BBC story. You can find the summary from Spot On Public Relations (a Dubai-based PR firm) here. The full report in PDF is here. (And yes, the PR firm is on Facebook.)

Some of their findings from their website:

MENA’s top five Facebook country markets, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, account for 70% of all users in the region.

50% of MENA Facebook users have selected their primary language for using Facebook as English, with 25% preferring French and just 23% Arabic.

Only 37% of Facebook users in MENA are female (compared with 56% in the USA and 52% in the UK). Only Bahrain and Lebanon Facebook communities approach gender equality with female users accounting for about 44% of total users.

The GCC has five million Facebook users, which Saudi Arabia and the UAE representing 45% and 31% of that total respectively.

North Africa has 7.7 million Facebook users, with Egypt accounting for 3.4 million users (or 44% of all North Africa users). Egypt has the largest Facebook community in MENA.

Francophone countries Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia together account for 3.7 million French speaking Facebook users, equivalent to nearly 25% of all MENA users.

As the BBC report notes, the study doesn’t go into how many of these users are using Facebook: political activisim gets a lot of attention but presumably there’s a lot of the same kind of social chatter we see in the West; the Middle Easterners I’m linked to on Facebook seem all over the place in what they post.

And of course, if you equate the sale of one copy of a newspaper with its having one reader, you’ve never been in a Middle Eastern coffeehouse.

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