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  • Morocco: Crackdown on Social Media Critics

    Morocco: Crackdown on Social Media Critics

    (New York/Rabat) – Moroccan authorities have since September 2019 arrested and prosecuted at least 10 activists, artists, or other citizens who did nothing but peacefully express critical opinions via Facebook posts, YouTube videos, or rap songs,…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Morocco: 3 Years in Abusive Solitary Detention

    Morocco: 3 Years in Abusive Solitary Detention

    Expand Abdelqader Belliraj, arriving at a courthouse in Salé, Morocco, in 2008. © 2008 Abdelhak Senna/AFP via Getty Images  (Tunis) – A man se…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Morocco: Free Outspoken Journalist Jailed Over Tweet

    Morocco: Free Outspoken Journalist Jailed Over Tweet

    Expand Journalist Omar Radi in Casablanca, Morocco, 2018. © Fanny Hedenmo © Fanny Hedenmo (Tunis, December 28, 2019) – Moroccan authorities shoul…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Morocco/Western Sahara
    While there remained some space to criticize the government in Morocco—provided that any harsh criticism avoided the monarchy and other “red lines”—authorities continued to selectively target, prosecute, jail, and harass critics, and enforce…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Morocco: Landmark Proposals on Individual Freedoms

    Morocco: Landmark Proposals on Individual Freedoms

    Expand A couple sitting by the ocean in Rabat, Morocco.  © FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images (Tunis) - The Moroccan parliament should adopt the groundb…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Morocco: An Insufficient Royal Pardon

    Morocco: An Insufficient Royal Pardon

    "Justice: His Majesty the King has pardoned an innocent woman." That is how the Facebook satirical page Le36 reacted to the royal pardon granted to Hajar Raissouni on October 16. A comment more relevant than many political analyses. …
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • A Trial Under the Spotlight in Morocco

    A Trial Under the Spotlight in Morocco

    Her smile was striking, wide and slightly ironic. Sitting up straight on the defendants’ bench in a court in Rabat, Morocco on Monday this week, Hajar Raissouni was not letting the situation get her down.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Morocco: Trial Over Private Life Allegations

    Morocco: Trial Over Private Life Allegations

    Expand Hajar Raissouni (Via Facebook)  (Tunis, September 9, 2019) – The Moroccan authorities’ prosecution and jailing of a journalist on charges of having…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Morocco, the Kingdom of Unfinished Reforms

    Morocco, the Kingdom of Unfinished Reforms

    Expand King Mohammed VI of Morocco, seated between his son Prince Moulay Hassan (left) and his brother Prince Moulay Rachid (right), delivers a speech marking the 20th anniversary o…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Algeria/Western Sahara: Three Dissidents Behind Bars

    Algeria/Western Sahara: Three Dissidents Behind Bars

    Expand Polisario soldiers under the SADR flag in Bir Lahlou, Western Sahara, in 2016. © 2016 Zohra Bensemra/Reuters (Tunis, July 16, 2019) – The g…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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    • Er det mulig å slette gammel gjeld med utestående inkassosaker

      Er det mulig å slette gammel gjeld med utestående inkassosaker

      Inkasso er et skummelt ord, og det er nok mange nordmenn som frykter et slikt varsel i postkassen. Når vi ser tall fra 2016 så vet vi dessuten at svært mange har fått nettopp inkassosaker – for bare på første halvår mottok inkassoselskapene…
      - 8 Sep 18, 9:22pm -
    • Ja, det finnes billige finansieringsformer

      Ja, det finnes billige finansieringsformer

      Ettersom forbrukslån de siste årene har fått et kanskje noe ufortjent dårlig rykte på seg, så ser vi behovet for å knuse en myte. Mange tror nemlig at det å ta opp et forbrukslån er nødt til å være svindyrt, og at man nærmest er garanter…
      - 7 Sep 18, 6:15pm -
    • Derfor anbefaler vi å søke lån sammen med noen

      Derfor anbefaler vi å søke lån sammen med noen

      Mange tror at alle som vil kan få forbrukslån, dette stemmer ikke. For å få et forbrukslån går lånetilbyder gjennom en prosess der de ser hvilken risiko du utgjør. Denne risikovurderingen baserer seg på en kredittsjekk. Ikke bare bestemmer k…
      - 3 Sep 18, 9:09am -
    • Det viktigste du bør vite om refinansiering og lån uten sikkerhet

      Det viktigste du bør vite om refinansiering og lån uten sikkerhet

      Når man refinansierer gjeld, så gjør man det med ett mål for øyet – nemlig å spare penger. Man kan gjøre dette selv om man ikke nødvendigvis har betalingsproblemer fra før av, selv om de fleste kanskje velger å refinansiere først da. Men…
      - 1 Sep 18, 7:12am -
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    • newFar-Right German Extremist Kills 9 in Shisha Bar Attacks
      Rabat – A suspected far-right extremist has killed at least nine people in attacks on two shisha bars in a city in western Germany. Federal prosecutors are treating the case as terrorism.  The first shooting took place around 10:00 p.m. on Februar…
      - 4 mins ago, 20 Feb 20, 8:35am -
    • newEU Representative: Morocco is Key Partner in Fighting Human Trafficking
      Rabat – The representative of the European Union mission in Morocco, John Cardona, spoke about Morocco’s effective role in curbing human trafficking on Monday, in Kenitra (near Rabat). The official made positive remarks about Morocco’s strategy…
      - 59 mins ago, 20 Feb 20, 7:40am -
    • newMoroccan Politician: Strong Middle Class is Necessary for Development
      Rabat – Moroccan politician and speaker of the House of Advisors, Hakim Benchamach, underscored the importance of a strong middle class for Morocco’s development on February 19 in Rabat.  The Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) member said th…
      - 1 hour ago, 20 Feb 20, 7:18am -
    • newIMF ‘Proud’ and ‘Satisfied’ With Moroccan Cooperation
      Rabat – General Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva expressed satisfaction with Morocco’s reform projects, citing the Special Committee for the New Development Model (CSMD) and the Integrated Program for Enterpr…
      - 1 hour ago, 20 Feb 20, 7:12am -
    • newHeath Officials Inspect Coronavirus Preventive Measures at Dakhla Port
      Rabat – Morocco’s ministry of health has tightened preventive measures against the novel Coronavirus at Dakhla port. The tighter measures are designed to detect potential cases of the virus on ships entering the port from countries where cases ha…
      - 2 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 6:21am -
    • newEmirati Journalist Confirms Arrest of Moroccan Blackmail Suspect Aicha Ayach

      Emirati Journalist Confirms Arrest of Moroccan Blackmail Suspect Aicha Ayach

      Rabat – Emirati journalist Saleh Al Jasmi has confirmed the arrest of Moroccan Instagram “influencer” Aicha Ayach, who is the subject of an international arrest warrant from Morocco. Morocco issued the arrest warrant against the suspect for her…
      - 20 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 12:42pm -
    • newMoroccan FM: King Mohammed VI Wants Exceptional Relations with Mauritania
      Rabat – President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani received on Wednesday the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita, who is currently on a visit to Nouakchott. Bourita traveled to Mauritania on Tuesday evening to discuss…
      - 20 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 12:31pm -
    • newPost-Brexit UK Could Find Hope in Morocco
      Rabat- Faced with a December 31, 2020 deadline, the UK has a narrow 11 month transition period in which to negotiate a trade deal with the European Union (EU), after officially exiting the organization on January 31. Recent commentaries surrounding t…
      - 20 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 12:19pm -
    • newPalestinian FM Commends King Mohammed VI’s Protection of Jerusalem
      Rabat – The Foreign Minister of Palestine, Riyad al-Maliki, expressed his appreciation for King Mohammed VI’s protection of Jerusalem, or Al-Quds in Arabic, and its inhabitants as chairman of the Al-Quds Committee.  The Palestinian minister made…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 11:59am -
    • newFormer French Official: Arabic is Universal Language, National Treasure
      Rabat – Former French Minister of Culture Jack Lang defended the teaching of the Arabic language in French schools, describing it as a “national treasure.” The statement comes after French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled France’s strategy…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 11:23am -

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    • Leïla Slimani: ‘This book is a mirror to make the elite look reality in the face’
      As her book Sex and Lies appears in English, the bestselling author of Lullaby and face of Macron’s France is emerging as a champion of women’s rights in her native Morocco• ‘Virginity is an obsession in Morocco’: an extract from Leïla Sli…
      - 4 days ago, 16 Feb 20, 2:00am -
    • ‘Virginity is an obsession in Morocco’: an extract from Leïla Slimani’s Sex and Lies
      The author reflects on the challenges faced by young women in the country of her birth, where extramarital sex is a criminal offence• Interview with Leïla Slimani: ‘This book is a mirror to make the elite look reality in the face’I left Morocc…
      - 4 days ago, 16 Feb 20, 2:00am -
    • European court under fire for backing Spain's express deportations
      ECHR accused of ‘ignoring reality’ in ruling on men who entered north African enclaveThe European court of human rights has been accused of “completely ignoring the reality” along the continent’s borders after it ruled that Spain acted l…
      - 7 days ago, 13 Feb 20, 12:58pm -
    • Women's rugby in Morocco – a photo essay
      Playing rugby as a woman in a Muslim country is not an easy task. Even in Morocco, with its more modern approach to Islam, the sport is usually regarded as being strictly for men. However, the women of the all-female rugby team AMAR (or Association M…
      - 83 days ago, 29 Nov 19, 2:00am -
    • Search for missing migrants as boat runs into trouble off Morocco
      Dozens of people pulled from water near Spanish north African enclave of MelillaFour people have died and 16 are missing after a boat carrying 78 migrants got into difficulties while travelling from Morocco to Spain.Spain’s maritime rescue service…
      - 85 days ago, 27 Nov 19, 6:34am -
    • Moroccan rapper jailed for one year over track about corruption
      Rights groups criticise treatment of Gnawi, whose video has been seen 15m timesA Moroccan rapper who recorded a viral track denouncing the state of the country has been sentenced to a year in prison for insulting the police in a case that rights grou…
      - 87 days ago, 25 Nov 19, 3:14pm -
    • Divided Cities: inside the new documentary series from Guardian Cities
      Thirty years from the fall of the Berlin Wall, new global tensions are polarising our world – and our cities feel more divided than ever. From today and for the next four weeks, our international film series will tell the stories of five cities tha…
      - 6 Nov 19, 11:32am -
    • Divided Cities: five cities split by global divisions - series trailer
      The fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago seemed to herald a more united future. Since then our world has fractured anew and our cities feel more divided than ever, from politics to climate to food. Divided Cities reveals five surprising stories of ho…
      - 6 Nov 19, 11:22am -
    • ‘Make Spain great again’: does Melilla really need a Trump-style wall? – video
      Everyone in Melilla has some connection to the city’s most visible and controversial feature: a huge barbed-wire fence, which separates this Spanish port city from the rest of north Africa. Asylum seekers like Aboubacar wait for months in hidden fo…
      - 6 Nov 19, 11:19am -
    • WhatsApp 'hack' is serious rights violation, say alleged victims
      Activists speak out after being warned of alleged cyber-attack to infiltrate mobile phonesMore than a dozen pro-democracy activists, journalists and academics have spoken out after WhatsApp privately warned them they had allegedly been the victims of…
      - 1 Nov 19, 10:14am -
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