Results for Tag: Independence

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Morocco’s Media Landscape

The Moroccan media environment is still largely subservient to government and monarchical control. The government continues to use advertising and subsidies as incentives for media cooperation while failing and fining those who openly oppose it.

Tunisia’s Media Landscape: An Overview

Tunisia’s post-2011 newspaper industry has sought to better reflect public sentiments and a variety of new publications has emerged. Yet the country’s transition toward an open press has slowed in recent years.

Bahrain’s Media Landscape: An Overview

Bahrain’s power structure and demographics mean that the government has traditionally placed particular emphasis on the media as a propaganda tool, and has sought to minimize dissident Shiite voices as much as possible through its close control of the sector.

After a 29-month Political Vacuum, Lebanon Elects a New President

On 31 October 2016, Lebanon’s parliament has elected a former army general as president, following a surprising shift in allegiances across the country’s divided political parties. The vote breaks the political deadlock that has left many state institutions barely functioning and prevented legislation from being passed for more than two years.

Algeria’s Media Landscape: An Overview

From the country’s independence until 1990, all of Algeria’s domestic press, television and radio outlets were state owned. Satellite television was permitted in 1987, and following the passing of the 1990 Information Code, the government ended its monopoly over the printed press.

Islamists Win Moroccan Elections, But Forming Coalition Could be Tough

Seen from both a national and international perspective, the election results confirm Morocco’s image as a country that is capable of integrating the various political forces and the dynamics they generate. This fact is of extreme importance in a region where violence and instability have become the norm.

The Changing Political and Military Landscape in Darfur

Nearly 14 years since the outbreak of the bloody conflict in Sudan’s western Darfur region, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions more, the humanitarian situation remains largely unaltered, although much has changed politically.

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.

In Egypt, Regulatory Challenges Overshadow Solar Energy Potential

Currently, less than 1% of electricity in Egypt is produced by solar energy. The solar energy that is available mostly comes from small-scale projects, for instance on rooftops. The government is hoping to change this, both for environmental reasons and to attract foreign investment.