By Amine Bendriss
By Amine Bendriss
Morocco World News
January 2, 2012
As Morocco enters the formation stage of its new Government, a wide array of views is emerging about who holds power and the positioning of the PJD in the current political sphere.
Recently, I came across many controversial headlines that aim to portray a conflict between the Palace and the winning party, PJD. For instance, “Hibapress”, one of the popular electronic news websites in Morocco posted an article with the following headline. “PJD beat The Palace”. In this article, the relationship between the winner party, PJD, and the Palace is pictured as competitive, whereas in reality, it is interdependent and mutually reinforcing, as, repeatedly, expressed by the Secretary General of PJD.
Articles of that sort seem to have a hidden agenda to paint a grim image of Morocco’s political arena in the reader’s mind. Thankfully, reader’s comments to such type of articles are overwhelmingly positive. The majority of them criticize such articles for their lack of sources of authority and attempt of tarnishing Morocco’s political scene.
There are even some articles which are already criticizing the PJD’s performance, which hasn’t even taken effect, yet. My point is that we, as Moroccans, should form a ray of hope to positively affect our country’s political situation. At the end of the day, we should support the strengthening and formation of democratization, respect for human and economic rights and fundamental freedoms. And, the media’s role is crucial in setting a positive tone in the average citizen’s mind about the transformations engulfing the country.
Amine Bendriss is a Morocco World News’ contributor.
Edited by Leila Hanafi
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