Like much of the rest of the Arab Spring, the urge of
the millennial generation across North Africa and the Middle East for a more
multicultural world seems far from realization, but they have put it on a
future Arab agenda. Its moment will return.
Three characteristics are often viewed as important in Arab societies: concern over politics, the place of religion, and the importance of family. Investigation of these 'Arabness' features in Morocco produces some intriguing results.
On February 6th, fifteen migrants died while trying to enter the Spanish exclave of Ceuta in North Africa. The Spanish border guards, with their notorious and lethal "push-back" tactics, are largely to blame. Read more from our You Tell Us bloggers.
The author ponders literacy, the literate 'red blood corpuscles of society', and the way Arabic is taught in the Middle East and North Africa. He explores the shaky relationship between language and expression and closes with a story of an American seduced into 'deprovincialisation' by Arabic.
In which our author underestimates the good vibrations in British Film
Week in Morocco, enjoys a steel band, and rejoices in the grit of a
woman called Rabha. In Part Two he returns to the vexed question of language, concluding that the choice is between
isolation and opening up.
How the two sides can find a workable arrangement that doesn’t look like a climb-down by either party remains to be seen, but as things stand, the ingredients for further escalation are all too present.
En ileri insan hakları algılaması anketlerini kullanan yazarlar, Meksika, Fas ve Hindistan gibi ülkelerdeki toplumsal sınıflar ile ülke içerisindeki insan hakları arasındaki ilişkileri araştırmaktadırlar. Elde etmiş oldukları sonuçlar ışığında toplumdaki seçkin sınıfın, insan hakları temsilcilikleriyle olan bağlarının, halk kitlelerine kıyasla daha güçlü olduğu ortaya çıkmıştır. Translations: Español, Français,العربية, 中国语文, हिंदी, Português
If the goal of Moroccan officials is to silence Anouzla, their attempts have been fruitless thus far, as more and more activists and international organizations adopt his case and propagate the same articles Moroccans are trying to suppress.
The author considers how education may impact on a society's growing propensity to resort to violence. This column responds to criticism of the school system in Morocco with some thoughts of its own about the role of English, the lingua franca of international communication.
Por meio de pesquisas de percepção pioneiras, os autores desvendam laços existentes
entre classe social e movimentos nacionais de direitos humanos, no México,
Colômbia, Marrocos e Índia. Os autores concluem que elites sociais se
relacionam melhor com representantes de direitos humanos do que com as massas. English, Español, Français, العربية, 中国语文, हिंदी, Türkçe
अत्याधुनिक मानवाधिकार अभिज्ञता मतदान का प्रयोग करते हुए, लेखकों ने मेक्सिको, कोलंबिया, मोरोक्को और भारत में सामाजिक वर्ग और घरेलू मानव अधिकार आंदोलनों के बीच का संबंध तलाशा है। उन्हें यह पता चला कि आम लोगों के वर्ग की तुलना में सामाजिक कुलीन वर्ग मानव अधिकार के प्रतिनिधियों से बेहतर तरीके से जुड़ा है।. English, Español, Français, العربية, 中国语文, हिंदी, Português, Türkçe
The history of Spanish–Moroccan relations has been defined as one of mutual interests and guarded suspicion. However, Spain’s economic woes and Morocco’s diplomatic needs have led to a marriage of convenience between the two nations.
It is unfathomable to continue governing
the Gulf states without some form of citizen participation in the legislature. Also,
there is mounting international criticism of these Gulf states, who value their
Our columnist warns western commentators quick to advocate caution to Egyptians, that if they are honest noone knows what is taking place in Egypt in these extraordinary days which we are invited to observe - from above. Down below, there is a small problem with driving, and not just in Ethiopia. But we begin with a visit the author made in June to a Cairo about to erupt.
Almost by default, the swelling numbers of young
Arabs, especially in the culturally vibrant centres of the Arab world (Cairo,
Tunis, Beirut, Damascus, Casablanca, Kuwait, Manama), will create plurality - in
social views, political positions, economic approaches, and in social
identities and frames of reference.
بالاعتماد على استطلاعات الرأي المعاصرة حول التصورات الراهنة لمفهوم حقوق الإنسان، قام المؤلفون باستكشاف الروابط بين الطبقة الاجتماعية وحركة حقوق الإنسان المحلية في كل من المكسيك، كولومبيا، الهند والمغرب. وقد وجدوا أن النُخب الاجتماعية متصلة بممثلي حقوق الإنسان بصورة أفضل من جموع الشعب. English, Español,Français,中国语文,हिंदी,Português, Türkçe
While many praise the
remarkable determination of Sahrawi activists to maintain the peaceful
character of their struggle, others signal this as a key factor behind their
failure to secure a just resolution.
A career in journalism took Francis Ghilès to the heart of power in the post-independence states of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. He saw at first hand how the oil and natural-gas industries in Algeria fuelled state ambitions, political rivalries and dreams of open frontiers. In a rich personal reflection, he asks whether the legacy of these years - including current threats to security and livelihood, from terrorism to unemployment - can lead the Maghreb and its European neighbour at last to cooperate in their shared interest.
and cultural pride are very important. But are they to be centrifugal or
centripetal? The ideologization of this issue is probably inevitable. Our columnist
tackles the Berber question, and the continuing decline in Moroccan newspaper
In which the author increases his understanding of the
intellectual and educational condition of modern Morocco with the help of leading
historian, Maati Monjib; and, returns to his favourite subject of language,
this time with a Gordian Knot just waiting to be cut.