Examining Religious Television Channels in the Middle East | America Abroad Media

A profile on Morocco’s efforts to counter violent extremism through television: The past decade has seen the proliferation of largely extremist and sectarian 24-hour religious television channels throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Now exceeding 120 in number, they reach a collective viewership estimated in the tens of millions, and play an outsize role in stoking violent conflict region-wide. Most efforts to counter the broadcasts, including the production of alternative religious ...

Morocco Doing ‘Very Good Job’ in Fighting Terrorism in the Region: Former AFRICOM Commander | Morocco World News

Former head of U.S. Army Africa Command praises Morocco approach to countering violent extremism: Morocco is accomplishing a “very good job” in terms of the fight against terrorism and extremism across the region, former head of U.S. Army Africa Command (AFRICOM) General William Ward was quoted by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) as saying on Wednesday. “I think that Morocco is carrying out a very good job within the framework of ...

King Inaugurates Sanitation, Drinking Water Projects in Dakhla | MAP

Another step forward has been taken in Morocco’s development efforts in Western Sahara: King Mohammed VI inaugurated, Tuesday in the southern city of Dakhla, large-scale sanitation and drinking water projects, carried out for an overall budget of 495 million dirhams. To accompany the demographic and urban development of the city, these projects will consolidate the new development model of the southern provinces, launched by the Sovereign on the occasion of ...

Morocco at the Helm — A Conversation With Driss El Yazami | MEDIUM

Morocco’s Driss El Yazami interviewed on Morocco’s progress in promoting women’s rights:  In the same week Egypt celebrated its five year anniversary of the legendary uprising that served to oust former President Hosni Mubarak and ignite a series of protests across Arab nations, on January 27, 250 of the world’s eminent Islamic leaders convened to discuss the rights of religious minorities and the obligation to protect them in Muslim majority ...

President Obama Recognizes Morocco’s Role in Spreading Tolerant Islam | North Africa Post

Morocco’s CVE strategies continue to be spotlighted as positive examples in the world’s fight against violent extremism: In just one week, President Barack Obama has recognized on two occasions Morocco’s role in spreading tolerant Islam and fostering inter-faith dialog, the latest occasion was on Wednesday during his first visit to a mosque in America. In remarks he made during his visit to a mosque in Baltimore, Maryland, on Wednesday, President ...
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