Results for Tag: Arab World

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Egypt’s Media Landscape: An Overview

Egypt’s post-2011 media experience both under elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi (2012-2013) and even more so after army commander general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took power in 2013, has been characterized by harsh restrictions upon freedom of expression and a return to a culture of enforced obedience in the print and television industries.

Perception of US policy in the Middle East

The Obama administration’s effort to encourage its Arab allies to carry a bigger burden in promoting peace in the Middle East has not revitalized its alliances with a new sense of common purpose and cooperation. Rather, it has left traditional partners feeling abandoned.

Esra’a Al-Shafei: Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

Esra’a Al-Shafei envisions a society that celebrates diversity of people and ideas, and where “equality, freedom of religion and speech is the norm, instead of censorship, slavery and normalization of occupation”.

As UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech Approaches, What is the State of Morocco’s National Security?

What is the state of security today in Morocco? An initial answer would be that the country is still vulnerable for a number of reasons. According to recent reports, Moroccan jihadists are continuing to join IS in Libya and are increasing communication and coordination with sympathizers back home.

Human Rights in Lebanon

Human rights organizations all agree that the country still lags behind in its compliance with international treaties and conventions. Yet as conflict and unrest continues to plague many parts of the Arab world, human rights have taken a backseat to national security.

Mashrou’ Leila, the Lebanese Band Changing the Tune of Arab Pop

Mashrou’ Leila are a band on a mission to instigate change, with a lead singer who is openly gay and songs tackling taboos that very few other Arab musicians have explored. The young generation found solace in the band’s attempts to address societal problems related to daily life in Beirut.

Human Rights in Morocco Continue to Falter

In Morocco, the issue of human rights has found its way onto the parliamentary agenda and is being debated by the government and opposition. At the same time, national and international NGOs report continued and widespread human rights abuses.

Human Rights in Tunisia a Work in Progress

Tunisia has come a long way since Ben Ali’s repressive rule, but it still has a long way to go to become a country where human rights are fully respected.

The Past and Future of Tribes in Oman

A look at Oman’s political history over the past 1,500 years makes it apparent that the tribe is the incubator of the state, not the other way around, and that Oman, throughout its different stages of development, has been strongly connected with the ruling tribe.