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Youssef Sourgo is currently a Master’s student in Linguistic and Literary studies at Ain Chok Faculty of Letters and Humanities. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in American cultural studies from Ben M’sik faculty of Letters and Humanities. He is a member of the Ben M’sik Community Museum, and contributed in many cultural, literary, and social initiatives at both national and international levels. He conducted research on Ben M’sik residents’ perceptions of culture and cultural institutions. He participated twice in the International Festival of University Theater and was awarded in his last theatrical collaboration with San Diego University’s theater students, and has now founded his own theatrical mime troupe. He participated in an online exhibition project, entitled “Identities,” in collaboration with Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education. His main areas of interest are inter-cultural communication, cultural studies, popular culture, gender, theater, museums, and music. Youssef is also a music composer, writes free verse poetry, short stories and choreographs theatrical performances and dances. He is MWN correspondent in Casablanca.

Terrorist Threats Mobilize Moroccan Army at borders with Algeria & Mauritania

Casablanca- Terrorist threats against the Kingdom have caused the Royal Armed Forces to urgently mobilize at the borders with the two neighboring countries, Algeria...

ISIS Combatant Posts Gory Pictures, Threatens Morocco

Casablanca- Moroccan ISIS combatant Mohammed Hamdouch, Alias Abou Jandal Al Maghribi, recently shared a gory picture on social media through which he sent a...

Morocco, Economic Leader in MENA Region: Gallup Survey

Casablanca- Morocco is the only country in the MENA region to get a positive score in Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index (ICI). The results of...

Truth Behind Alleged Marriage of ISIS Member with 7-Year-Old Girl

Casablanca - Social media across the world was abuzz in recent weeks with outrage and condemnation before a misleading picture linked to ISIS was...

Morocco: Woman Denied Entry to Hotel’s Swimming Pool for Wearing Burqini

Casablanca- A Moroccan woman from Oujda was denied entry to a hotel’s swimming pool in El Jadida (100 km southeast of Casablanca) for wearing...

Hollywood: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem Black-listed for Anti-Israeli Open Letter

Casablanca - Many world celebrities faced widespread backlash for voicing pro-Palestinian opinions on the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Among these celebs, Penelope Cruz and Javier...

Young Moroccan Women Lured by Jihadists in Syria

Casablanca - An alarming phenomenon was recently highlighted in the bulk of Moroccan news media: young Moroccan women are joining the Jihadist movement ISIL. In...

Red Flags on Israeli Tanks Interpreted as Moroccan Flags, Stir Controversy

Casablanca - Published on Tuesday by Le Figaro, a photograph showing what appears to be Moroccan flags waving on top of Israeli tanks has stirred a...

Egyptian Soap-Opera Shows Belly Dancer Wearing Moroccan Flag Costume Outrages Moroccans

Casablanca - A scene in an Egyptian television series recently stirred up controversy on Moroccan social media when it showed a “sexy” belly dancer...

World Celebrities You Did Not Know Were Pro-Palestine

Casablanca - Global celebrities rarely make public comments or take positions on world politics and international conflicts. However, the political stances of some celebrities...

Pictures Posted by Politicians on Social Media Outrage Moroccans

Casablanca - Pictures of Hamid Chabat, the Secretary General of the Istiqlal Party, praying at his house, and pictures of the Parliamentary Councilor Latifa Ziouani...

Marrakech: 57-Year-Old Pedophile Caught Sexually Abusing a Child

Casablanca- Another pedophilia scandal recently surfaced in Morocco. Uploaded to YouTube on July 2, a video shows a pedophile caught in flagrante delicto with...

Four Moroccan Fishermen Reported Missing in Strait of Gibraltar

Casabanca- Four Moroccan fishermen were reported missing this week after they shipwrecked off the coast of the Strait of Gibraltar, between Tangier and the...

Moroccan Finnish Sara Chafak Chosen “Finland’s Sexiest Woman”

Casablanca - The Moroccan-Finnish Sara Chafak, crowned as Miss Finland in 2012, was recently chosen Finland’s sexiest woman in 2014 by the magazine Iltra-Sanomat...

Moroccan NGOs Protest Addoha’s Ad for “Disrespecting” Moroccan Women

Casablanca - A new ad by Morocco’s Addoha real estate group, broadcasted on television channel 2M, created a commotion on social media for casting Moroccan...

Casablanca’s Vibrant Streets and Boulevards Deserted in Ramadan

Casablanca - Pictures of Casablanca’s unusually deserted boulevards and streets recently went viral on social media, raising the question: what could have emptied the...

The Tune – Poem

Casablanca Like ghostly melodies, Travelling the air, Caressing the souls, Yet none can ever see them. **** Whirling in a glare, Wings unseen to mortals, She pierces all the portals, Of a heart...

Isha Prayer Can Be Postponed Until After Algeria Vs. Germany Match:...

Casablanca - Moroccan cleric Abdel Bari Zamzami recently approved a Fatwa (legal religious opinion), issued by an Algerian scholar, in which he said that...

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