[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 email@example.com by Tuesday night of every week]
سليم بوفنداسة الحياة اللامرئية للصّحافة الثقافية Said Khatibi interviews prominent cultural intellectual and journalist Said Khatibi on Algerian culture and press freedom.
Ces Algériens qui font parler d`eux sur YouTube Huffpost Maghreb highlights the history and faces of Algerian Youtube stars from Brahim Irban to Chemsou Blink.
الجزائر تحتفل بذكرى رحيل شاعر الثورة مفدي زكريا Elkhadra remembers the composer of Algeria’s national anthem Moufdi Zakriya on the anniversary of his death.
For French-Algerians and Algerian-French, No Place to Truly Call Home Amir Jalal Zerdoumi writes for the New York Times on the effects of colonialism on Algeria’s migrant history.
Speak your mind? Proposal to teach colloquial Arabic sparks protests in Algeria Nourhan Maher discusses the continued debates over teaching colloquial Arabic, and the history of similar debates in other multi-lingual countries in the region.
لماذا لا تُصدِّر الجزائر الجهاديين؟ Dalia Ghanem-Yezbek analyzes Algeria’s link with terrorist organizations, and how the country differs from other Maghreb countries for Carnegie Middle East.
عبد الله الثني يعلن نيته الاستقالة Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni announces his resignation amid criticism.
Qaddafi Supporters Reemerge in a Disillusioned Libya Mohamed Eljarh, Libyan Political commentator, critiques the reemergence of Gaddafi regime loyalists, which he sees as an “obstacle to the peace process and any future Government of National Accord.”
Grief in the Diaspora Writer Tasbeeh Herwees discusses grieving and mourning in the Libyan diaspora.
Final Libya Youth Finding our Future United Nations Development Program video showing a group of Libyan youth that came together demanding the Constitution Drafting Assembly revise the constitution.
Libya`s First Manga Magazine Libyan Youth Movement posts tweet about the first Manga magazine in Libya.
أثرياء في موريتانيا بلا سبب Al-Akhbar reports on Mauritania’s richest businessmen, how they gained their wealth, and their potential links to the current political climate.
كينروس: ما بين 200 و250 موظفا سيطالهم التسريح من العمل Kinross Tasiast laid off between 200-250 employees amidst low gold prices, which sparked tension in the company’s labor union.
Mauritania anti-slavery law welcomed by campaigners The BBC reviews Mauritania’s new anti-slavery laws and popular support for the new policies.
Mauritania frees wanted senior Malian Islamist insurgent Mauritania releases Sanda Ould Bouamama, a former spokesperson for Ansar Eddine from prison.
اخبار موريتانيا اليوم - وزير العدل: 55% من السجناء في حالة حبس احتياطي The Minister of Justice Ibrahim Oueld Dadah reports on Mauritania’s jail system.
Coriander Farming in Morocco Brownbook Magazine publishes a photoessay about coriander cultivation in Morocco.
VIDEO: Syrian child appeals for permission to live with father in Morocco Video footage of Haidar, a Syrian child whose visa to enter Morocco has been refused three times, appealing for permission to join his father in Morocco.
Lakome2, le nouveau site d`Ali Anouzla lancé aujourd`hui Formerly imprisoned Moroccan journalist Ali Anouzla relaunches Lakome. The publication was previously suspended by authorities.
Ali Amar lance son journal, Le Desk Moroccan journalist Ali Amar announces his new online investigative paper Le Desk, to be launched in September 2015.
مغربي كاعي على فلم -mission impossible- .. شوفو المغرب كيف بان A Moroccan citizen voices his frustration at Tom Cruise’s latest movie, one that depicts Morocco as a wasteland.
Tunisie: Edder3, l`application qui signale les actes de présumés "terroristes" Huffington Post Tunisie reviews a newly launched Android app used to report alleged “terrorists” in the Tunisian street.
8 More Tunisian Books To Read Before You Die Journalist Zeineb Marzouk explores literature, providing a list of must-read Tunisian fiction.
For Tunisia, the answer may be in the music The News Hub features the growing rap scene in Tunisia as a way of combatting youth radicalization.
تونس.. الإفراج عن العديد من المشتبه بهم في اعتداء باردو Tunisian Minister of Justice announces the release of a number of the Bardo attack suspects.
Tunisia: Case Tests Political Will To End Torture “An investigation announced on 10 August 2015, into allegations by five recently released detainees of abuse by the counterterrorism police will test Tunisian authorities’ political will to eradicate torture.”
Morocco petitions Google to remove Polisario Front from map A group of Moroccans started a petition calling on the technology giant to alter its maps concerning the Western Sahara.
Morocco’s Counterterrorism Strategy: Implications for Western Sahara Erica Vásquez writes for the Middle East Institute on the effects of Morocco’s counterterrorism and security strategies on the Western Sahara.
Saharawis in occupied Western Sahara: "Shame on you San Leon" Sahrawi activists call on San Leon Energy to end its drilling plans, blaming the company for supporting the Moroccan occupation.
Kerry Kennedy: Morocco has pressured UN to ignore Western Sahara Kerry Kennedy writes for the Guardian on Morocco’s lobbying activities and the United Nation`s role in ongoing occupation.
الصحراء الغربية بدلا من المغرب في الألعاب الإفريقية Activists and athletes support the Western Saharan soccer team to play in the African games instead of Morocco.
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
The Changing Nature of the Algerian Political System and the Illusion of a Civilian Regime Riccardo Fabiani provides an overview and analysis of the shifting tides and reshuffling within the Algerian regime, raising questions about the presumed "civilian" nature of the regime.
Daoud’s Camus Fanfiction Is More of the Same Nadia Sariahmed reviews Kamel Daoud`s critically-acclaimed novel, The Meursault Investigation.
France Decorates a Moroccan Facing Justice on Bastille Day: A Portrait of Abdellatif Hammouchi Writing for OrientXXI, Omar Brouksy profiles Moroccan intelligence chief, Abdellatif Hammouchi, on the eve of Bastille Day—when Hammouch was expected to receive the Legion of Honor.
The Rise and Fall of Abu ‘Iyadh: Reported Death Leaves Questions Unanswered Nathaniel Greenberg writes about the media attention surrounding the figure of Abu `Iyadh, addressing doubts over reports claiming his death.
A Dangerous Dualism: The Myth of Two Algerias Thomas Serres dispels the prevailing notion of a dualistic Algeria, instead pointing to the nuances and complexities that make up Algerian society. Read the French version here.
Tunisia: Democratic Miracle or Mirage? Nadia Marzouki and Hamza Meddeb complicate the perception of the Tunisian exception and model, honing in on a more critical approach to the state of Tunisian politics today.
الثورة القادمة إلى شمال أفريقيا: الكفاح من أجل العدالة المناخية Jadaliyya interviews Hamza Hamouchene and Mika Minio-Paluello on the release of their new book on climate justice in North Africa. Read the English version here.
Un portrait de la jeunesse des banlieues populaires de Tunis aujourd’hui Olivier Legros reviews Les jeunes de Douar Hicher et d’Ettadhamen: Une enquête sociologique, a book that touches upon the experiences of Tunisian youth in popular, working-class neighborhoods.