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Maghreb Media Roundup (June 7)

[Libyans prepare for National Council elections. Image by Ali Diaf] [Libyans prepare for National Council elections. Image by Ali Diaf]

[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 Sunday night of every week.]

Algeria
"Aftermath of the Legislative Elections in Algeria: Women Made History and Hopes for True Change"-  Algerian Journalist Kamel Mansari links low voter turnout to disillusionment with the government's capabilities and sincerity, particularly because of high unemployment rates and admissions of money laundering.
“الأمم المتحدة تشرف على ملف المفقودين الجزائريين” - Algeria agrees to redress cases of forcibly disappeared citizens.
"Did Algeria Avoid the Arab Spring?" - Analysis of Algeria's political future in light of recent parliamentary elections and the potential role of 'Islamist' parties.
"L'exercice de la démocratie "- Analysis of Algeria's party histories and its effect on voter participation and government transparency.

Libya
"Revolutionary Road: Music From Carthage To Cairo" - Curation of contemporary and classical music from Tunisian, Libyan, and Egyptian radio stations.
"Libya's delayed elections are hard to call" - Over 370 political parties and candidates have registered for the first national election in over 40 years.
"Libyan Former Gaddafi Chief Spy Dorda Charged in Libya Court"- Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International will monitor the first trials of Gaddafi-era officials.
Despite Airport Incident, Henry Kissinger is Wrong about Libya - Juan cole reflects on his recent trip to Libya, challenging imperialist and anti-interventionist narratives.

Mauritania
"Young Muslims confused by Sharia, religious leader claims" - Members of Nouakchott's Mauritanian Ulema Training Centre rehabilitate imprisoned extremists by illuminating jihad's full meaning.

"Where is Mauritania Headed?" Analysis of Mauritania's political turmoil, and its "Spring"-like potential.

Morocco
"La libération du peuple passe par la libération de la femme – Interview avec SamiraKinani sur l’affaire Amina Filali" - Interview with assistant secretary of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights regarding the backlash against Moroccan law and social taboos that was sparked by Amina Filail's suicide
Free Mohammed Sokrat !”- Moroccan merchant, blogger, and government critic ostensibly arrested for selling hashish.

Tunisia
"Tunisia: Protesting the Military's Lack of Transparency and Censorship"- Nawaat.org blogger continues his hunger strike to protest the government's mishandling of the Martyrs’ Case.
"Politiques migratoires : “dégage”" - Disappeared Tunisian migrants remain systematically ignored and denied by both Italian and Tunisian authorities.
"Tunisie : La révolution des blouses blanches "- Tunisia's public health sector flounders as resources are redirected to an elite private sector.
"تناقضات مسيرة الدار البيضاء" - March envisioned to protest working class conditions includes ex-government members, feb 20 activists,  trade union members, and incompatible demands.
The Explosion of New Media in Tunisia” -  New TV channels and radio stations are complemented by audiences' demand for engaging, tailored media.
"Tunisia: Confronting Social and Economic Challenges" - The International Crisis Group recommends steps to improve the job market, including support for rural and informal economic sectors.
"France-Tunisie : mêmes peurs, mêmes malaises "- Similarities between French and Tunisian political culture underlie analysis of French-Tunisian identity. 

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