Monday , June 26 2017

Amazigh World

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


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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Open Letter Regarding the Human Rights Situation in Rif


Monday June 12, 2017 Re: Gravely concerned over the continuous repression in the Rif region in northern Morocco. Your Excellencies, We, the undersigned international, regional, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), write to share our serious concerns about the deteriorating human rights situation in Rif, a region of Morocco located in the North part of the country lived by an Amazigh-Berber- population, known …

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USA: Statement to the Public Opinion on Recent Developments in Rif


NEW YORK, May 30th, 2017| In response to the intransigence of the Moroccan authorities, their failure to knowledge the legitimacy of the demands of the Rif Movement, their rejection of any dialogue with the movement and the initiation of a massive campaign to arrest its activists, the The support committee of Rif movement in United states held a rally on …

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Amazigh-Americans Protesting in New York to Support Rif and Tamazgha


NEW YORK, May 26th, 2017 | Members of the support committee of Rif movement in US and Amazigh Movement community gathered Friday in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York to show support the ongoing protests in Rif regions in particular as well as entire Tamazgha where the Amazigh people of North Africa have been facing a long history of marginalization and discrimination …

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Honoring Amazigh Mothers on Mother’s Day

Amazigh Woman

For many families, Mother’s Day is a time of celebration, appreciation, and joy. But for some others, it’s one of the most difficult days of the year. This is especially true for women facing infertility or those who have recently experienced the loss of a mother, daughter, or other loved one. On this occasion, the Amazigh World News team would …

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Press Release: 2017 Amazigh Film Festival in Boston

Amazigh Film Festival

PRESS RELEASE: AMAZIGH FILM FESTIVAL 2017  Palo Alto, California-May 8, 2017 — This year marks the 9th celebration of the Amazigh Film Festival which was founded in Los Angeles, California by Helene E. Hagan, President of the Tazzla Institute for Cultural Diversity, Inc. in 2007. The festival was supported from the start by The Hagan Law Firm of Palo Alto, the …

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Call For Application To UN Indigenous Fellowship Programme


The UN Indigenous Fellowship Programme aims to empower indigenous representatives and their communities by strengthening their knowledge of the United Nations human rights system and how to protect their human rights. The trained Fellows are more aware of existing UN instruments and, hence, better equipped to assist their organizations and communities. Indigenous Fellowship Programmes are held annually and deadlines for …

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Boston Amazigh Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open

Amazigh film festival

If you are an Amazigh filmmaker, producer or made a film with Amazigh Content, please submit your film or documentary !!! The Amazigh Film Festival which will be held in the city of Boston, Massachusetts on September, 2017 is now accepting entries. Film makers may submit entries in multiple categories before July 15th, 2017. Accepted entries will be shown at the …

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Statue of Ibn Battuta Unveiled in Quanzhou Museum In China

Ibn Battuta

By Zouhir Az, A bronze-made sculpture of Ibn Battuta —known as the greatest Amazigh Traveller, geographer and botanist of premodern times— has been unveiled and inaugurated in Quanzhou Museum of Contemporary Art located in Fujian Province in China, to pay tribute to his everlasting impact on China’s history. Ibn Battuta started on his travels from his hometown Tangier when he was …

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