From the Editors
This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on the Maghreb. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Maghreb-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyya strives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to email@example.com [click “Submissions” on the main page for more information].
Dissent in Morocco: Not All for One Samia Errazzouki challenges the popular conception of "Moroccan exceptionalism," which obscures movements of dissent, particularly Feb 20.
Neither Allah, Nor Master Khelil Bouarrouj critiques Nadia el Fania's new film as simultaneously self-victimizing yet reflective of the diversity in Tunisia often overlooked by mainstream media.
Morocco Reforms: Criminalizing Dissent Samia Errazzouki traces the Feb 20 movement through its latest protests, which for the first time were ruled as "illegal."
Mainstream Media Coverage on Tunisia: Short, Bittersweet, and Overly Deficient Wafa Ben Hassine explores the lax in coverage of Tunisia's democratic development as compared to the geostraegically-informed focus on Libya and Egypt.
Children and non-Muslims Only A sign posted in front of a Moroccan McDonald's reflects a growing debate on personal freedoms discussed here.
Euphémiser la domination, ce qu'une première page nous apprend sur le régime algérien Thomas Serres discusses the 'national mythology' of Algerian independence and its shifting role in the regime's legitimacy.
Beyond Libya's Election Giorgio Cafiero describes the challenges facing the newly elected government in resolving Libya's most potent divisions.
Nous n'avons jamais été aussi corrompus (?) Karim Ben Kahla assesses the formal and informal mechanisms behind Tunisia's enduring corruption.
Borders and Bobbing Heads: Postcoloniality and Algeria's Fiftieth Anniversary of Independence On the occasion of Algeria's fiftieth anniversary of independence, Muriam Haleh Davis considers the adoption of anti-colonial discourse by the current regime in Algeria as part of a larger question of how we can revisit post-colonial thought in the current political climate of the MENA region.
#Algeria50th Tweets from Twitter give an inside look into the questions of the moment and hopes for the future as Algeria celebrates fifty years of independence.
Pouvoir and Agency Kal reviews the Reuter's piece ‘Algeria’s elite at loggerheads over next president‘ to introduce a wider critique of media coverage and academic writing on Algerian politics, including le pouvoir as a problematic category of analysis.
Libyan Elections: An Overview Rima Kalush outlines the mechanics of Libya's historic elections and its leading actors.
نقاش الحرية الجنسية في المغرب بين الحقوقي والسياسي
Brahim El Guabli discusses a Moroccan journalist's views that brought a debate on sexual freedoms and the law into the public sphere.
هل إنتهى سراب الترويكا: حول تسليم البغدادي
Tunisian blogger, Yassine Ayari, discusses the recent decision made by Tunisian officials to hand over former Libyan prime minister, Baghdadi Mahmudi.
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