Hassan Masiky, Author at Morocco World News
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Hassan Masiky

Hassan Masiky
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Born in Kenitra, Morocco and based in Washington, Hassan Masiky (Hassan.masiky@gmail.com) is a Blogger and freelance writer. Hassan is a former spokesman for Amnesty International USA and worked as a consultant for USAID funded democracy projects in Mexico, Haiti, Republic of Georgia and the European Parliament. . Mr. Masiky was a host on several television shows discussing human rights and democracy. Hassan holds a BA Honors in Political Science from the University of the District of Columbia.

Rif Protests: Pre-trial Detention of All Defendants is Counterproductive

Al Hoceima: Security Forces Withdraw from Protest Epicenter
Washington DC -  The tensions in the Rif are merely symptoms of much larger problems, ones that the Moroccan government has been slow in...

Algeria: Rif Protests in Morocco Offer Hope to Kabyle Nationalists

From Mouhcine Fikri's Death to Today: A Timeline of the Rif Protests
Washington DC - The current protests in Morocco’s northern region of the Rif pose a real conundrum for the Algerian government. The usually spiteful Algerian...

Morocco: Should The El Othmani Government Resign?

Morocco's Head of Government- Saad Eddine El Othmani
Washington DC - While the Moroccan public believes that many of the decision-making powers remain in the hands of the Makhzen (a multiplicity of...

Morocco: Time for a Nonpartisan Royal Commission to Investigate Crisis in...

Riffian Women Activists Step Out, Breaking Stereotypes
Washington DC - It is time for a new approach to dealing with the Rif protests. Since the government of PM Othmani has been incapable and...

Al Hoceima Protests Cause Unprecedented Divisions in Moroccan Society

PJD-Linked Student Wing Says Ready to Join Rif Protests
Washington D.C. - Even though the protests in the Rif region of northern Morocco has abated in recent days, the impact of this social...

Morocco: The  Rif Protests’ Lessons for Kenitra and Beyond

Legitimacy of Demands Should Be Recognized to Tackle Rif Crisis: House of Councilors’ President 
Washington DC - As protests in the Rif region in northern Morocco lose steam as smaller public gatherings of support continue to surface around the...

Catalonia-Morocco: Rabat too Eager to Please Madrid

Spain Catalonia Independence Rally September 11, 2012
Washington DC - Morocco’s decision to cancel meetings for a planned visit by the Catalan and Flemish Premiers to Rabat is unfortunate. According to several...

Publikart is the Wrong PR Firm for Fes Festival of World...

Fes Festival of Sacred Music 2017
Washington DC - It is a bad sign when a public relations firm becomes the focus of a bad campaign when it is supposed to...

Why Some Moroccan Press Should Use “Western Sahara”

Why some in the Press Should Use the Term 'Western Sahara'
Washington D.C. - Since I started writing about the Sahara conflict, I used the term “Western Sahara” to refer to the disputed territory in...

Sahrawis of Tindouf to the Polisario: Either Put up or Shut...

Guerguerate: Algeria Encourages Escalation of Polisario Provocations
Washington, DC - Recent articles published in social media sites close to the Polisario capture a growing level of despair and demoralization among a...

Strategy for New Approach to Moroccan Diplomacy in Mexico and Latin...

Washington D.C. - My work in Mexico and with El Salvador during the 1990s gave me a front-row seat to the inworkings of the...

Only France Can Prevent a Morocco-Algeria War from Erupting

EU Commends Morocco's Unilateral Withdrawal from Guerguarat Zone
Washington DC - While most North Africans and Europeans observers concur that a Morocco-Algeria War is highly unlikely, Moroccan and Algerian troops keep amassing...

Algerian Ineptitude Leads to Resurgence of Al-Qaeda Across the Sahel and...

The Sahel in Dakar
Washington D.C. - While Europe remains distracted with the upcoming elections in France and Germany, extremist and terrorist groups are regrouping and expanding in...

Western Sahara: An Isolated Algeria Could Spark a War with Morocco

King Mohamed VI of Morocco. Abdelaziz bouteflika of Algeria
Washington DC - While Morocco has made all the right moves to avoid a military clash with the Polisario militia near the Mauritanian borders,...

Moroccan Press, Human Rights NGO’s Should Get Tougher on Spain 

Morocco: The 'Couscous' Diplomacy Doesn’t Work With Spain
Washington D.C - Some Moroccan journalists and officials seem to confuse press opinions with official government positions. Articles published in the Moroccan press critical of...

Maghreb: Trump’s Isolationism will Benefit Morocco

Donald Trump
Washington DC — It is true that regardless of personal views on President Trump and the debate over the amount of influence and say...

Morocco Should Stand Up to the European Union Trade Provocations

Washington D.C. - Morocco’s warning to the European Union over their trade deal is a breath of fresh air in the otherwise stale Moroccan...

Morocco’s King in Juba: Algeria, South Africa Lose South Sudan, Western...

King Mohammed VI, accompanied by the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit
Washington D.C. - Morocco’s aggressive foreign policy in Africa has been driven not only by the desire to regain admission to the African Union (AU)...