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Young Journalist Award runner up: Human rights repression in Western Sahara 

Minority Rights Group International, in March 2011, announced the winner of the Minority Voices Young Journalist Award - a prize for young professional and student journalists keen to cover issues affecting minorities and indigenous communities in developing countries.The three-member panel of judges, formed both from journalism and development experts, recognised the excellent level of the entries received. In particular the committee named five applicants...

Morocco: The Threshold of the Desert 

Watch a trailer of the documentary The threshold of the desert  (www.the-threshold-of-the-desert.org).  AZIZ NAJAT is part of the very limited 15% of women who are economically active population in rural areas of Morocco. She has crossed the threshold of her house, has gone out to work to generate resources and streamline her environment. Her daily struggle for autonomy is an act of self-empowerment within...

SWM 2014: The dangers of living as an undocumented migrant in Morocco 

Case study by Ioana MoraruIn August 2013 Ismaila Faye, a 31-year-old Senegalese, was stabbed to death on a bus after he refused to vacate his seat next to a Moroccan woman. The murder, widely condemned as an act of racism by the Senegalese community and local rights groups, is just one example of an endemic problem in the country: the mistreatment of its sub-Saharan...

Morocco: Christian minority couple denied legal marriage now risking illegal pregnancy and receiving death threats 

The Moroccan Association for Religious Rights and Freedom calls on the Moroccan authorities for the protection of the Christian couple, Kamal Rasayen and Lubna Al Bazi, who were denied legal marriage, and are now risking illegal pregnancy and receiving death threats.According to the Moroccan Association for Religious Rights and Freedom, Kamal Rasayen was denied his right of marriage, when the local authorities in Tetouan...



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