Egyptians respond to latest Moroccan TV statements

Cairo - Egyptian diplomats should take further political resolutions, expert says. Only 9% of Egyptian youth believe what they see on television channels, according to a survey issued last December by Baseera, an independent poll center in Cairo. The number should not be surprising. Ever since the first uprisings in Egypt in 2011, the Egyptian television channels have shown a strong record of unprofessional ...

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Morocco and Egypt Unwarranted Media War

Fez - Despite Egyptian journalists’ consistent harsh attacks against Morocco, the Kingdom made no official declaration, as the country’s leadership is sober enough to preserve a stable relationship between the two countries. However, Moroccan mass media’s stance toward the Egyptian regime has changed.  Though the Egyptian President was welcomed by the Moroccan sovereign in June 2014, following his election, ...

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MBC Apologizes for Egyptian Reporter ElKilany’s Offensive Comment on Morocco

Rabat - Following the flashpoint controversy sparked by Egyptian news anchor Wafaa ElKilany who described Morocco as a land of sorcery in her show broadcast on MBC, Director of MBC Group Television Ali Jaber has reportedly apologized to Moroccans. Ali Jaber used his account on Twitter to address the Moroccan people. “Dear Moroccans, I emphasize that we have all due respect, appreciation and love for your de ...

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Egyptian Media React to Moroccan State-owned Media’s Stance on Sisi

Rabat - Egyptian newspapers are in search of possible justifications for the unprecedented shift in the Moroccan-Egyptian relations have alighted on an alternate theory. Egyptian newspapers have reacted to recent special reports aired by the two Moroccan state-owned channels 2M and Al Aoula. The Moroccan TV reports questioned the legitimacy of El Sisi’s regime, referring to  Sisi as “the leader of the milit ...

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Morocco-Egypt: What Went Wrong?

By Majid Morceli San Francesco - Thursday evening, Morocco’s  news Channel referred to the Egyptian president, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi as the architect of the military coup, and to Mohamed Morsi as President-elect. This is clearly a new development in the relations between Morocco and Egypt,  the majority of Moroccans watching the news last night were shocked and could not believe what is taken place.  Morocca ...

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Egyptian authorities urged to make Al Jazeera Three¹s retrial swift

By Kevin Kriedemann London - Al Jazeera has said that the retrial granted today to its jailed journalists should be expedited quickly by the Egyptian authorities. Lawyers say that the appeal process from this point can take another 12-18 months. After the conviction was overruled by the court of cassation today, Al Jazeera spokesperson Osama Saeed said, “Baher, Peter and Mohammed have been unjustly in jail ...

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One year anniversary to be marked for Al Jazeera’s jailed journalists

By Kevin Kriedemann London - 29 December 2014 marks one year since Al Jazeera's Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were arrested in Cairo. Journalists and friends around the world will come together to show their solidarity with the three journalists on that day. Newsrooms across the world will stop work at 1200 Egypt-time to pause and reflect on the year's events. Al Jazeera English will start i ...

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Egyptian Woman Commits Suicide Because of Sexual Harassment

Fez- Last Wednesday, a 19-year-old Egyptian woman jumped off a bridge into the Nile River as a reaction to being sexually harassed in public. Civil society organizations condemned the act and called for a reform in the penal code concerning the gender disparity in order to help stop this endemic. The Egyptian media, however, has remained silent about the incident. The tragic event occurred when an anonymous ...

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Egypt: Police Destroy a Café of Atheists in Cairo

Rabat - Egyptian police on Sunday reportedly destroyed a café of atheists in the Hay Al Abidine district in Cairo. During the destruction, residents who live near the café expressed their joy and denounced the atheists, local media reported. Egypti’s Youm7 quoted the head of Hay Al Abidin Jamal Mohi as saying that the café was located on Avenue Al Falaki in downtown Cario, and “it was a resort for atheists ...

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Morocco, Jordan, Gulf Countries Form Military Alliance

Rabat- The Defense Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries met in Kuwait to discuss the creation of a unified army that will consist of the eight Arab monarchies: the six GCC members as well as Morocco and Jordan. According to sources cited by Kuwaiti newspaper Alshahed, the army’s mission would be to counter external aggressions against the GCC countries. It is part of a new military stra ...

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Egypt Denies that an Official Egyptian Delegation Visited Tindouf Camps

Taroudante -The Egyptian Embassy in Rabat has denied  allegations that an Egyptian official has paid an official visit, at any level, to the Tindouf camps in Algeria. Contrary to what some media outlets have claimed, the Egyptian embassy in Morocco refuted the claims that “An Egyptian delegation led by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture of the country paid an official visit to the Tindouf camps.” The ...

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Morocco Condemns Terrorist Attack in Northern Sinai in Egypt

Rabat - Morocco condemned the terrorist attack perpetrated on Friday in northern Sinai in Egypt and which claimed the lives of many innocent victims, voicing its solidarity with the Arab Republic of Egypt. "Morocco condemns this despicable attack which runs counter Islam's tolerant teachings and constitutes a blatant violation of universal human and moral values which defend the right to life," said the min ...

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