Sunday , May 20 2018


Because of ‘Hirak’ Rif, Morocco Falls to 135th on Press Freedom Index

Morocco index

April 26, 2018 On April 25, 2018, The Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released the World Press Freedom Index 2018, reflecting growing animosity towards journalists. The report is published annually by the RSF since 2002, it measures the level of media freedom in 180 countries across the globe. Morocco’s rank dropped down to 135th this year from 136th in 2017, two …

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Sexual Assault Allegations Cast Shadow Over ‘Hirak’ Rif Activists Trial

Al hoceima, April 18, 2018 At least six people including Nasser Zafzafi, leader of the Protest Movement of Rif in Morocco (Hirak), have accused Moroccan police investigators of sexual rape and physical abuse as an alternative weapon to humiliate and punish them. During his recent appearance in court, Mr. Zafzafi asked his mother to leave the courtroom before he began …

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Zuwarah Officially Adds Tifinagh To Street Signs And Billboards

Zuwarah, March 31, 2018 Tifinagh, the oldest traditional writing system of the Amazigh people of North Africa continues to expand across North Africa. It took a long time but, it’s official, now drive through parts of Zuwarah (ⵜⴰⵎⵓⵔⵜ ⵏ ⵡⴰⵜ ⵡⵉⵍⵍⵓⵍ Tamurt n Wat Willul), in northwestern Libya, and you may be surprised that you’ll find streets name signs in …

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Morocco: Rif Activist Detained Over Facebook Posts

Al Hoceima, March 20, 2018 Nihal Ahbad,  sister of Bilal Ahbad, one of the ‘Hirak’ detainees in the Okacha prison in Casablanca,  has reportedly been under detention in Morocco’s neglected Rif region of Imzouren since Sunday, a family member said. Nihal is believed to be arrested for her social media activities, including her latest live video urging people of ‘Imzouren’ to come out to …

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AMREC Founder Brahim Akhiat Dies in Rabat at 78

Brahim Akhiat

Rabat, February 7, 2018 It is with sadness that we note today the passing of Brahim Akhiat on the 7th February, at the age of 78 after a long battle with illness, Brahim is a prominent Amazigh activist, writer, and founder of the first Amazigh association , The Moroccan Association for Research and Cultural Exchange aka AMREC , 1967,  an educational nonprofit organization that …

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Tunisia’s First Amazigh Magazine Launched


Tunis – AWN | Tanast, the first Amazigh magazine was launched in Tunisia on Monday January 1, 2018, Tanast is an electronic magazine dedicated to preserve and promote the Amazigh language and culture the Amazigh people in Tunisia and all those are interested in learning the Amazigh culture, the magazine will be published monthly in both Tifinagh and Latin characters. The aim …

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ASC Officially Announces Amazigh New Year’s Day as a Public Holiday in Libya

Amazigh New

Tripoli – Libya | In accordance with the resolutions of the local governments of the Tamazight speaking regions in year 2012 AD, regarding Amazigh New Year Holiday; And in reference to; – The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. – Resolution of the Amazigh Supreme Council number 3, of year 2013 AD, regarding designating the first day …

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Remembering Mbark Oularbi on the 7th Anniversary of his Death

Mbark Oularbi

It’s such a sad day for Mbark Oularbi’s family, friends and fans, the 9th of January marks seven years since the the founder of the Amazigh musical band Saghru passed away at age of 29 after a long battle with illness. The lead singer of Saghru band, discovers his true passion for arts at a young age, with his multi talent skills …

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