In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Khalil Bendib speaks with Miriyam Aouragh, who navigates the ongoing anti-government protests in Morocco. It has been over eight months since Moroccans took to the streets in mass protests, which began in the Moroccan countryside as a local social mobilisation movement. Turning into a collective national outcry and a comprehensive trial of state policies to define their shortcomings and fragility, the current wave of protests appears to be the biggest challenge to governance in Morocco since the accession of King Mohammed VI to the throne in 1999. Find out more in this Status/الوضع interview with Khalil Bendib.
Miriyam Aouragh is an anthropologist specializing on Morocco and activist based in the U.K. She is a Leverhulme fellow at Communication and Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster in London, and she is currently writing a book about the February 20 movement in Morocco.
Khalil Bendib is an awardwinning political cartoonist. He is also the cohost of Voices of the Middle East and North African on KPFA Radio in Berkeley.