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Maghreb Media Roundup (October 5)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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Eye on the Libyan General National Congress: Eighteenth Report

[The following report was issued by Bokra Youth Organization and H2O Team on 28 September 2013. This is the eighteenth in a year-long series of reports covering the actions of Libya's General National Council. This issue focuses on the period from 15 September to 30 September 2013. ...  Read More »

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Tunisian National Interest: Serving Whom?

Tunisia is currently experiencing an intense hyperbolization of political sentiment. The glorification of the flag originates from multiple factors. Since the first demonstrations following the fall of the regime, the use of the flag has been a sign of a sort of national communion. Today, it has become an object of ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (September 20)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (September 15)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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لمحة عن الفنانة التونسية نيسان قسنطيني

  نيسان قسنطيني فنانة تونسية من مدينة صفاقس، درست الفنون في فرنسا وأسست بعد عودتها برنامج للسينما التجريبية بالمعهد العالي لفنون الملتيميديا بمنوبة، تستخدم قسنطيني وسائط متنوعة لتتناول موضوعات متعلقة بالتراث واللغة والتاريخ في هذا الفيديو، تتحدث قسنطيني عن تطور أعمالها وخصوصاً عن إعادة تقديمها لتقنية الرسم ...  Read More »

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On the Margins Roundup (September)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Mali, South Sudan, Somalia, Mauritania, Djibouti, and Comoros Islands and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the On the Margins Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each ...  Read More »

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Où est l’intérêt national et qui le sert ?

La Tunisie vit en ce moment un moment d’intense hyperbolisation du sentiment patriotique. Cette glorification du drapeau trouve ses origines dans de multiples facteurs. Alors que dans les premières manifestations suivant la chute du régime l’usage du drapeau était le signe d’une forme  de communion nationale, il ...  Read More »

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A Portrait of Tunisian Artist Nicene Kossentini

Nicene Kossentini is a visual artist from Sfax, Tunisia. She studied art in France and established the first experimental film program at the Higher Institute of Multimedia Arts upon her return to Tunisia. Kossentini works across various media as she explores topics related to heritage, language, and ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (September 6)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Ray Bush, Turmoil in North Africa

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Maghreb Media Roundup (August 30)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (August 23)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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The Invention of Throne Day

Since the Middle Ages, ruling dynasties in Morocco have resorted to political religious rituals to legitimize and affirm their power. The Moroccan monarchy’s ritual complex reached its height under Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603), the founder of the Makhzen (the governing institution in Morocco). Under the current ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (August 16)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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Algerian Memories: An Interview with Henri Alleg

At a time when Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning are both being called traitors by their own government in the “Land of the Free,” Henri Alleg, another great whistleblower, who 55 years ago was also jailed and called a traitor by the government of France – creator of the modern human rights – just died 2 weeks ago ...  Read More »

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On the Margins Roundup (August)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Mali, South Sudan, Somalia, Mauritania, Djibouti, and Comoros Islands and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the On the Margins Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each ...  Read More »

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Elections in Mali: Reflections on the Restoration of Order

After the first round of the presidential elections in Mali, which predictably favored Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the reactions oscillated between criticism of the context in which the poll was conducted and a performative optimism (especially in France where the juvenile enthusiasm of the ruling Socialist Party was ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (August 9)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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Migrants in Morocco: 'Go Home or Face Death'

On 28 June, Moroccan human rights associations Association lumière sur l’émigration clandestine au Maghreb (ALECMA), Groupe antiraciste d’accompagnement et de défense des étrangers et migrants (GADEM), Association marocaine des droits de l’Homme (AMDH), and Forum des alternatives Maroc (FMAS) launched the “Number 9: ...  Read More »

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Elections au Mali : Quelques réflexions sur la restauration de l'ordre

Au lendemain du premier tour des élections présidentielles au Mali, qui ont pour l'instant donné l'avantage au favori Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, les réactions oscillaient entre critique des conditions du scrutin et optimisme performatif (surtout en France où l'enthousiasme juvénil du Parti Socialiste au pouvoir confinait ...  Read More »

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المغاربة ينددون باغتصاب طفولتهم مرتَيْنِ

شهد المغرب يوم  الجمعة مظاهرات تاريخية "تندد" لأول مرة بحق  العفو الدستوري الذي يمارسه الملك منذ عقود وقننه الفصل 58 من دستور البلاد المُعَدَّلِ في فاتح يوليوز/تموز من سنة 2011. فملك المغرب ،أمير المؤمنين وحامي الملة والدين، حسب عُرْفِ المخزن، يمنحه الفصل الثامن والخمسون من الدستور ممارسة العفو ...  Read More »

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Daniel's List

As the world now knows, King Mohamed VI, in his habit of granting royal pardons on his annual 30 July Coronation Day, pardoned pedophile rapist, Daniel Fino Galván. In 2011 Galván was condemned in an historic judgment to thirty years in a criminal prison for having raped minors aged two to fifteen. The ...  Read More »

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نموت ويحيا الوطن

”نموت ويحيا الوطن“ عبارة طالما سمعناها في مشاتل الوطنية ومراعي الطفولة منذ ذلك اليوم المشهود من شهر  أيلول، حيث حملنا تلك الحقائب المحملة بأطنان الأسفار النازة بالوطنية، قاصدين ذلك البناء الحديث المنتصب بزهو في قلب القرية: المدرسة. طالما أطربت العبارة آذاننا بموسيقاها وبجمالها الأخاذ وتركتنا نسيح في أرض الله ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (August 2)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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Complicity and Indifference: Racism in Morocco

“It is strictly forbidden to rent apartments to Africans,” read a sign in a Casablanca apartment building. France 24’s citizen media section, “Les Observateurs,” initially picked up the story of the signs in the apartment building. They were then later reported on independent Moroccan media. The report accompanying ...  Read More »

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تونس: الأزمة والأفق المسدود

مقارنة بجنود قتلوا ثم ذبحوا ثم نكل بأجسادهم ثم جردوا من ألبستهم إمعاناً في التنكيل، هل سيصبح رمي المعارضين بالرصاص أمام بيوتهم أقل أشكال الموت فظاعة في تونس؟ لقد بدأ التونسيون يعتادون على أن يزف إليهم خبر الشهادة يوماً بعد يوم وأصبحت الزغاريد رمزاً لتشييع الجثامين ولسان حال الجميع يقول: من الآتي؟ إلا الساسة، كل ...  Read More »

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Portrait of Mohamed Brahmi

“I entered politics as a man and I will leave it as a man.” These were some of the last words Mohamed Brahmi stated to one of his friends most loyal to the People's Movement, several days before his death on 25 July 2013 in Tunis. Mohamed Brahmi was one who believed in true political engagement, the kind that requires ...  Read More »

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Snapshot: Tunis

Asmaa, a biological engineering student at a university in Tunis, chose to have her portrait taken in her bedroom. She sees her bedroom, which is covered with street-style graffiti, as the place that best reflects her personality. She comfortably sat on her bed with her legs folded and jokingly said, “I’ve always ...  Read More »

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What Is Wrong with US Aid to Tunisia

Since Tunisia’s uprising that ousted former President Zine El-Abedine Ben Ali, United States aid and assistance has been a pillar of the country’s economic recovery and political reconstruction. Millions of government dollars in cash for short-term debt relief and millions more in loan guarantees have poured into ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya’s Maghreb Page will deliver exclusive coverage on Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, and the Western Sahara. As the role of the Greater Maghreb has been pivotal in the regional movements, it is imperative that coverage remains consistent and relevant. Jadaliyya will offer incisive analysis--in Arabic, French, and English--through an academic and critical perspective.

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Algeria:

Population 34,994,937
GDP $251.1 billion
Unemployment
10%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 24.3%
Military Expenditures
3.3% of GDP (World Rank: 37)
Health Expenditures
5.8% of GDP (World Rank 114)

Libya:

Population 6,597,960
GDP 
$90.57 billion
Unemployment 
30%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): n/a
Military Expenditures
3.9% of GDP (World Rank: 26)
Health Expenditures
6.6% of GDP (World Rank: 89)

Mauritania:

Population 3,359,185
GDP 
$7.242 billion
Unemployment 
30% (2008); Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 67%
Military Expenditures
5.5% of GDP (World Rank: 12)
Health Expenditures
5.7% of GDP (World Rank: 121) 

Morocco:

Population 32,309,239
GDP 
$163 billion
Unemployment 
9.2%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 21.9%
Military Expenditures
5% of GDP (World Rank: 16)
Health Expenditures
5.5% of GDP (World Rank: 128)

Tunisia:

Population 10,629,186
GDP 
$100 billion
Unemployment 
13%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 30.7%
Military Expenditures
1.4% of GDP (World Rank: 109)
Health Expenditures
6.2% of GDP (World Rank: 100) 

Western Sahara:

Population 522,928
GDP 
$906.5 million
Unemployment 
n/a; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): n/a
Military Expenditures
n/a
Health Expenditures
n/a

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