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 règne de la terreur ou la pédagogie de troisième type"- Criticisms of the university and wider education system.
"RE: Canard Enchaîné, Qatar in northern Mali and Algeria" - Analysis of allegations that Qatar has funded armed groups in Mali.
"Algeria and the Arab Spring" - The ruling elite's apparent stability, largely rooted in civil war memory and fear of repression, may be challenged as repercussions from the Arab Spring continue to influence citizens' discontent.
"Private TV networks emerge in Algeria" - New media outlets broadcast from abroad to avoid the government's strict regulation of television and radio.
"Recipes for change abound in Algiers project where politics are peripheral" - Algeria's widespread disillusionment with the government and its failed services is encapsulated from the perspective of a shanty towns’ inhabitants.
"Election delay has silver lining" - Parties and candidates use the delay to prepare for their first public appearances, while voters familiarize themselves with the variety of choice.
"A martyr in the making – but for a right cause?" - Hunger strikes in protest of seat distributions for the upcoming elections are deeper than federalist and pro-federalist divides.
"Exiled in Libya – By Zainab Al-Arabi" - An alternative perspective of the Libyan Revolution from an individual who challenges the 'pro-gaddafi' and 'pro-revolution' dichotomy through a recount of her own experiences in Jebel Nafusa.
"The airport fiasco" - Refutation of media reports regarding clashes at Tripoli's airport and details of its true causes.
"Mauritania’s fight against slavery provokes Islamists" - Protestor who burned pages from Maliki books spark controversy in Mauritania, though his intentions garnered support from several Mauritanian rights groups.
"600 Mauritanian gold miners launch illegal work stoppage" Gold miners commence strike to demand increased salaries, medical services, and a review of upper management.
"بنت المختارحقوقية تعرضت للسجن بسبب مواقفها.. ونالت تقديرا عالميا لنضالها" - Life and achievements of a woman’s rights activist.
"da art of storytellin" - Hodou guitars mark the cross-section between musicians and storytellers.
"Le faux courage de Benkirane"- Criticism of Benkirane's support for austerity and sacrifice, which do not encompass reform of the imbalanced tax structure.
"Maroc : les vrais raisons de l’immunité des militaires" - Analysis of the rationale of a new bill that grants immunity to military members.
"Morocco's Constitution: A Royal Trickery" - Discrepancies between the government's publicized figures and standard electoral outcomes manage to avoid international scrutiny, though prospects for constitutional reform still remain unlikely.
"Lecture initiale du rapport de Bouderbela" - Examining misleading conclusions of the national commission report on the revolution's martyrs.
"Moncef Marzouki plants seeds of change in impatient Tunisia"- Interactions between Tunisia's three leading parties framed along their public characters and the most salient issues currently occupying the Tunisian public.
"Trials & opportunities In Tunisia" - General tensity arises from economic frustrations in Tunisia and is compounded by political and social divisions.
“الجيش التونسى يطلب إخضاعه لرقابة البرلما” - Army invites Parliamentary oversight of their conduct.
"Ben Ali Gets Life in Prison, But Other Security Officials Walk in Revolutionary Martyrs Case"
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