From the Editors
[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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night of every week.]
"Le phénomène est décrypté par un spécialiste" - Suggestions to limit information on and glorification of suicide because of increased rates of youth suicides. Part 2 of the analysis is available here.
"Elle a été inhumée hier au cimetière d’el-Alia" - Reflections on the passing of singer Warda Warda El-Djaïzaria.
"إسلاميو الجزائر يقاطعون الحكومة الجديدة" - 'Islamists' refuse to participate in the new government, which they claim is the product of a fraudulent electoral process.
"Opinion: The Upcoming Elections: A State of Optimism - By Hussain Abdulrazzaq Kreiba" - High registration numbers for the June 2012 Congressional elections give hope to high participation and fair representation in Libya's first national election.
"80% of Eligible Voters, Over 4,000 Candidates Register for Libya's June Election " - Defiant elections for local council results in massive turnout, with a female candidate receiving the most votes in all precincts.
"Exclusive — Interview with Yasser Ben Halim of Tripoli Military Council’s Protection Force" - Ben Halim's personal Feb. 17 perspective and his reaction to criticisms of the Tripoli Military Council.
"Analysis: Libyan minority rights at a crossroads" - Tuaregs, Imazighen, and other non-Arab minorities demand fair and equal political representation.
"Mauritania: Al Qaeda Execution Stirs Debate" - Mauritanian spy executed by Al-Qaeda spurs citizens' anger against government intelligence officials, who they accuse of exploiting low-level workers.
“Democracy in Morocco: Military and Media in Citizens' Hands” - King's pledge to institute constitutional reforms contradict the state's violent response to protests and other public expressions of discontent
"Rural education offers Morocco's women promise of a quiet revolution" - National literacy programs developed by Moroccan NGOs such as Razded work to involve rural women in Morocco's economic and political processes.
"L’économie politique de la prédation : le cas du #Maroc" - The predatory nature of the Monarchy and the economic elite are explored in this analysis of Morocco's political economy.
"من اجل عفو سياسي عام بالمغرب" - Sustained repression, poor economic conditions, and Morocco's failure to institute promised reforms prompt citizens to demand an amnesty law for all those studied by the "Board of Equity and Reconciliation from 1956- to the present," including recently imprisoned activists and critics.
"بدء الإصلاحات القضائية في المغرب" - Representatives of the judiciary and the legislature announce plans to implement judicial reforms initially promised in 2009 by the King.
"Residents of Ain-Draham Hold General Strike, Cross the Algerian Border in Frustration" - Neglect of the Ain-Draham region during a difficult winter prompted citizens to protest the government's general failure to address poor economic conditions.
"Literary Censorship Persists in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia" A bookstore owner and Tunisian lawyer explain that censorship has shifted from the political to the religious and cultural.
"Tricheries à l’Assemblée constituante : La vie continue… " - Video of Tunisian legislators voting on behalf of absent members arrouses accusations of voter fraud.
"Assemblée constituante: Ou va l’argent du contribuable ?" - Tunisian legislators and ministers receive salaries and benefits undisclosed to Tunisian citizens.
"Le peuple tunisien veut la chute du régime" - 'Modernist' and 'Islamist' political battles overshadow crucial socio-economic issues that have yet to be addressed by government representatives or political parties.
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