The Internet’s Fate: ever heard of ICANN?

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The Internet, the most miraculous of all miracles. I have grown fond of it ever since I started using it. I can’t even imagine the possibility of it disappearing. The worst case scenario is that it becomes truly at the mercy of an organisation we don't know and that can be manipulated. But that’s maybe about to happen. Details. The Good, The Bad and The Debatable Lately, there’s been a little bit of noise in some news websites - but nothing too noticeable. About what? About the dangers lurking...


I Was a Better Blogging Intern Than V Would Have Been

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It was a funny day. October 30th, we no longer had a physics teacher, so we had free hours that we were forced to spend in class. We were supposed to study during these hours, but it wasn’t the case. Little groups of friends formed, tables were put one next to another - noise arose as chatters were getting louder and louder. What was I doing? I was applying to the Voices of Youth’s blogging internship. I came across the announcement while having a look at what I call “the treasure...


‘Ala Hallet ‘Aini / As I Open My Eyes: Movie Review

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In case you can't launch the player above, here are the links to the song: Studio version (+lyrics) & Live version. Enjoy! Last Saturday, I went to borrow some books from Marrakech's French Institute and study a bit in their library. On my way out, after greeting the librarian, I spotted a pile of leaflets on his desk. They were about the first edition of the French Cinema Festival. Curious as I am, I took one and read it. All the films seemed nice, but only one (Frenc...


“Why You’re Still Not Human” or the “Anti-Zombie Recipe”

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What would help make the world a better place? That’s a hell of a question. A question that all of us ask, hear, fear, whisper, mutter, shout or, sometimes, try to forget about. My answer is simple. The world would surely become a better place when we’ll allow nostalgia and empathy to take over. The reason behind my answer is simple too. For me, nostalgia and empathy are two key components of a truly human person. A human person is someone who has a heart, a memory and thus a...


VOY Inspire! With Ahmed Lagraoui: A Young Moroccan Intellectual

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I have first met Ahmed when I was in 9th grade. It was during the preparations for a global showcase of Moroccan traditions linked to a visit of the ex-king of Greece. I went to the library. And there he was sitting with our French teacher and the librarian. I thought he was way older than me, by the way he spoke and how people listened to him. I didn’t know him, yet he was simply impressive. He was passionately speaking about a play starring Adel Emam, and damn he was speaking k...


Aicha Ech-Channa: True Tales of a Wounded Morocco

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Once upon a time, after the Turing machine, during WWII, before nuclear power, the Mother Teresa of the Arab world was born. In 1941, deep in Casablanca’s downtown, Aicha Ech-Channa came to life. Life wasn’t easy at that time. Time itself wasn’t easy on people. People were allowed to work even before reaching the age of 16. 16 is the age at which young Aicha Ech-Channa started working. She was the breadwinner of the household. She was a socio-medical assistant and she was in char...


'Much Loved', The Movie That Is Much Hated

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If you ask me what’s the most scandalous crime in Morocco, I would immediately answer: being a progressive avant-gardist. That’s what Nabil Ayouch and Loubna Abidar - a filmmaker and an actress - are. Many before them were. But those two are the ones currently in the spotlight. Booed incessantly and unjustly for being the mirror of a sanctimonious society. Nabil Ayouch, to me, deserves to be cheered and applauded for his bluntness. The filmmaker depicted in a very human way a p...


7 Reasons Why Tribalism Is Africa’s Curse

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This blog post is a collaboration between Carrie Belle and Ghita El Bouamri. Imagine a world where political and ethnic division are the norm. A world where tribalism thrives as intensely as corruption. That world is Africa. When we say tribalism, we do not mean a fashion print - we wish we did. Here, tribalism is the act of judging and condemning someone solely because they are from a certain tribe or social group. Ridiculous, right? But it’s still real. Most African...


The Born This Way Manifesto

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When you were born, you came to life, but you also entered its coliseum. You’re a gladiator. You’ve got to fight in order to survive. Except that your survival doesn’t depend on your health anymore, but on your visibility to those around you. The modern world as it is now, has one and only one motto: "I amaze, therefore I am". You must be original in order to be noticed, you should be noticed to be admired, you have to be admired to be respected and then, and only then, will yo...


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  • Rita Baumer

    Proud Moroccan. Existentialist curlyhead. Philosophy aficionado. Sane feminist. Resurrected bookworm.


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