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Hassan Masiky

Hassan Masiky
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Born in Kenitra, Morocco and based in Washington, Hassan Masiky ([email protected]) 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.

Spain: the World is watching Human Rights Watch in Catalonia

Washington, DC - As Kartik Raj, Human Rights Watch Europe researcher, concludes his “work week in Catalonia looking into allegations of excessive use of force...

EU-Africa Summit: Algeria should fret about Hyperinflation and not Morocco

Washington DC - As Algeria enters a period of economic uncertainty, its diplomacy and foreign relations remain focused on countering Morocco and promoting the...

Catalan Independence: Rabat’s Diplomatic Apathy is Damaging Morocco’s Long Term Interests

Washington DC -  Morocco needs an intense diplomatic campaign to draw  international attention  to the United Nations and European Union’s double standers in tolerating ...

Expulsion of Moroccan Prince Moulay Hicham is a Blow to the...

Washington D.C. - The Tunisian authority’s decision to expel Moroccan prince Moulay Hicham, King Mohammed VI’s cousin, has drawn widespread condemnation and cast doubts...

Morocco: A Policy for Engaging the Diaspora Remains Elusive

Washington DC -  Since the start of the North African labor migration to Europe in the early 1960s, Moroccan officials have made negligible efforts...

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

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

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?

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...

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

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

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

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...

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”

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...

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

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...

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

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