Fez - As a Moroccan, I was, for a long time, tricked by the much reiterated sentence “Morocco is the best country in the world” that our media, especially 2M and Al-Oula TV channels, propagated and publicized for unknown reasons! Despite the various social phenomena that tear our society apart, I – certainly like many other people - was duped to believe that all is fine in Morocco. However, the denial of some phenomena and the claim that they are limited, exceptional and under control is just like the policy of the ostrich that buries its head in the sand when it’s in danger.

Youssef El Kaidi is a PhD candidate at the University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdelah Fez.