From the article: Mohammed VI's Regime of Censorship in Morocco
Mohammed VI presents himself (and most of the Moroccan media he controls present him) as a benevolent ruler who contrasts sharply with his ruthless (and occasionally murderous) father's legacy of torture and repression. Mohammed VI is generous toward the poor (although his policies have only partially alleviated the abject poverty of Morocco) and more aware than his predecessors that women have rights to be respected. But for all the promise, Mohammed VI's reign (10 years by 2009) is punctuated by the same old repression, attacks on minorities and silencing of the press. Isn't Mohammed VI just another tinpot dictator?
I don't know
- By definition Muhammad six is a dictator no one have voted him to be there leader. He have most of all the political power in Morocco, the only thing he cannot enforce is where people go when they die haven or hell.
- —Guest Abdul alim
who think that kings are good is either
- who think that kings are good is either fool or complete idiot, just study the history and look what the kings did to humans and humanity , who blocked progress, science, human minds , who migrated millins of Morrocans ! who killed youths sea, who jailed innocent in Tazmamarat, moulay ali chrif and now in Temara... who dehumanised the soldier and made them work in the houses & farms of the big sharks, who marginalised 90 per cent of Morrocans simply who teach elders in masajids and illiterate and suppres the opportunity of education's youth.
- —Guest All kings are dictators
A much needed response
- Also, I would like to shut-down the Egyptian intruder who accidentally behaved like a buffoon in his/her sour comment bellow. Remember Sir/Madam, Egypt has not lived up to the revolution's promise yet, and it never will; you will be led by puppets of the military from now on. We have been given every reason to think this. The military is beyond criticism, open your mouth about this institution at your peril. Republics might be the newest craze for the Middle East, but not for us. We have had two -that's right TWO- Republics in our mature history: The Republic of Bou Regreg, and the Rif Republic. Republicanism has been tried twice and forgotten about. Sorry to hurt people abroad but we are fine and we are evolving.
- —Guest Abdelhaq
THE TRUTH IS
- even if he is makin progress he is makin decessions all by him self there is no real democracy in MOROCCO and we all know he has chosen the last government can anyone tell me where is democracy in such an act ? besides of owning the ultimate power in this country there is no freedom of expression and opinion there is no equal and fair distribution of wealthness poverity still remainnin, unemployment, we are so far to be a democratic country and the first thing moroccan people should do is to take back the power. IF HE's REALY WILLIN TO SERVE MOROCCO HE SHOULD LET4S THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE LIKE THE REAL DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY. AM I WRONG OR WE STILL LIVIN IN THE 14TH CENTURY?
- —Guest LIVIN THE 14TH CENTURY IN MOROCCO
this is not democracy
- even if he is makin progress he is makin decessions all by him self there is no real democracy in MOROCCO and we all know he has chosen the last government can anyone tell me where is democracy in such an act ? besides of owning the ultimate power in this country there is no freedom of expression and opinion there is no equal and fair distribution of wealthness poverity still remainnin, unemployment, we are so far to be a democratic country and the first thing moroccan people should do is to take back the power.
- —Guest the truth is
this is not democracy
- even if he is makin progress he is makin decessions all by him self there is no real democracy in MOROCCO and we all know he has chosen the last government can anyone hear tell me where is democracy in such act ? besides of owning the ultimate power in this country there is no freedom of expression and opinion there is no equal and fair distribution of wealthness poverity still remainnin, unemployment, we are so far to be a democratic country and the first thing moroccan people should do is to take back the power.
- —Guest the truh is
- the king is good!!!! stop talking nonsense greetzz from holland
- —Guest youssef
i love all our moroccans
- big love to the king mohammed VI and all his family e,charifa,could i advice our government to believe in islam of of all of us as muslimin and stop taking the dirhams from the poors or they have to wait more than they should to obtain their needs from government offices and hospitals.so please our loved king try to find quick solution for to stop those thieves covered by your pictures in above thier heads in offices they work in ,urgently needed this progress for all moroccccccans to be happy.
- —Guest halt rachwa from now
MOHAMMED VI IS HEARTED SOUND AND LOVED
- I think, a large part of the Moroccan society is looking : for a better level of education and health care systems in the first place. As a working middle aged Moroccan woman and single mother of two grown children, and from the middle class. I take the right to express myself as freely as I wish, and in all honesty. What we really need, is of course Fight the corruption that had spread around for ages now (it is a worldwide disease) and all the filthy chain of situations it generates; it will not happen on a flip of a finger…it needs introspection, perseverance and a sense of citizenship we are regaining with the arrival of King Mohammed VI, no one can deny that. Morocco is already into the challenge of accelerating growth in order to reduce high levels of unemployment and underemployment. Moroccans has tangibly sensed the genuine will of amelioration Mohammed VI brought with him. On the other side, Now, let us just throw an eye on birth rate: Not very long time ago ; Morocco econom
- —Guest MAGHRIBIA
stop being stupid
- since when in the new world and the civilization we live in today we worship a king and kiss his hands...only in Morocco, and I dont understand how people just ignore the fact of pauvrety and uneployement and say 3acha lamalik..live the king . it s like a father who is doing wrong but his kids still have to love him and obey him , and if they dont they ll get punished. in my opinion Moroccan are scared , they live in fear since Hassan 2 and they will never talk or ask for their right because they are not educated and they dont know any better. if he gives them little right they will be happy. stop kissing hands and open your eyes to the rest of the worl. you have more right than u guys think , and a king cant control that . the people is the nation ...the king is not the nation . salam
- —Guest true Moroccan
ANSWER TO Mr TRISTAM PIERRE.
- Sir, You introduce yourself as a journalist,writer, editor and lecturer, and I am asking myself where starts the journalist in your article and where stops the writer. As your prose sounds more like fiction to me. As you are Lebanese, I can understand that you may have developed some sort of scepticism towards all that is arab. I am a 30 years old woman living in Morocco, as freely as anyone else in UK USA FRANCE or LIBANON. When my king is in the country sir, he is not invisible, he is working, going from city to village and from village to city.
- —Guest Yasmine
I love my king
- Well I say to those who have nothing to do but criticizing just to be known and noticed go educate yourselves and do some real researches about Morocco, Alaouit Dynasty and now day King Mohamed 6. We love him and we respect him and we accept him as our leader and we wont change him for any reason him or any of the Alaouit successors. The whole world is suffering from economic crises and there are homeless every where. So knock it off
- —Guest Khadija sahib
- a god and a brutal allah in morocco. he makes people worship him as a deity
- —Guest brahim
We love our king
- The people who treat our king as dictator make me sick. What do are they asking for? Perfection. It does not exist even if Europe and America. Dictator, has he killed one of your familly or freinds? He has done and is doing more that he can. We can not ignore it. Development does not come in one day or in one year. It is not only Mohammed VI who should contribute to this development. it is ALSO the task of each moroccan by changing himself. Stop blaming him for all your mesiries. It is rediculious. You have to start blaming yourself. We respect our King, We love our king, We will die for our king. Najoua Mouhcine
- —Guest Najoua
The king and the dictorship
- There is no place for monarchy and dictatorship in Islam .
- —Guest Sahd
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