Saturday , October 21 2017

Amazigh World

Rif Diaspora and Friends Rally to Commemorate First Anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri’s Murder

Rif

Rif diaspora communities will hold several different rallies in many major cities across Europe such as Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona and madrid on Saturday October 28 through Sunday 29, to commemorate the the first anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri’s tragic death,—crushed to death in a garbage truck, as he attempted to retrieve fish that had been confiscated by Morocco police—and protest the political repression …

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Belgian Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration Slams Morocco Over Human Rights

Belgian

In an interview published on October 7 by the Belgian newspapers, “La Libre Belgique”, the Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, Mr Theo Francken, has accused Morocco of numerous violations of human rights over the last years. The Moroccan reaction to the accusation was quick via its embassy in Belgium,  Morocco expressed its “deep protest and condemnation following the statements of …

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The Amazigh Film Festival Wraps Up Another Successful Edition in Boston

Amazigh

By Aksel Allouch September 23, 2017 Another great success in Boston for hosting—on September 23rd at Tufts University—the ninth annual of the Amazigh Film Festival for the second year in a row, film festival dedicated to Amazigh films and documentaries made by Amazigh and international filmmakers. The festival was hosted by the Amazigh Cultural Network in America (A.C.N.A.) in collaboration with the Tazzla …

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US Senator Expresses Concern Over Human Rights Situation in Morocco

Tim Kaine

August 29 2017 U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement in which he expressed his serious concerns over the the current situation in Morocco due to continuing social unrest in the country, the functions of state of institutions and the deterioration of the human rights situation. I have concerns regarding …

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Internship Program for Indigenous Youth at FAO

FAO

The food and agriculture organization FAO has issued a set of calls for applications for internship positions, specifically encouraging applicants from the Global South and Indigenous Peoples. FAO is An intergovernmental organization, founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations. Qualified candidates …

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Reporters Without Borders: Morocco Obstructs Press Coverage of Rif Protests

Morocco

New York August 14, 2017 Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which advocates press freedom, said in a statement that it has registered several grave media freedom violations since the start of a wave of protests in Morocco’s northern Rif region and accuses the authorities in Morocco of deliberately obstructing the Moroccan and foreign reporters who have been trying to cover the …

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Photos & Video: New York Rally in Solidarity With Rif

Rif

New York July 1 2017 | Amazigh American rallied together in solidarity for the citizens of Rif on Saturday afternoon, and called on the US government and public opinion “to assist in protecting human rights and ending human rights abuses and to put pressure for a long-lasting repression in the Rif region.” The event, which took place in New York union …

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Chacha Mourned One Year After His Death

Chacha

Fans and friends of Mohamed Chacha across the world took to social media on Thursday to remember the life of another Amazigh Rif icon. Mohamed Chacha, a great Amazigh poet and novelist who was a truly wonderful advocate for the Amazigh cause and has always been a source of inspiration for Amazigh people all over the world, he has spent …

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Washington Institute: Morocco’s Escalating Protests Call for a Careful Response

Morocco

Sarah Feuer of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy has published a report on the situation in Rif region titled “Morocco’s Escalating Protests Call for a Careful Response” which examines the evolution of the popular movement in Morocco known as al-Hirak and the causes behind the ongoing protests.   The report criticized the government for failing to listen to the legitimate griefs …

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