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Sep 6, 2014

Choosing between two Moroccan online outlets

°°°a comparative reading of two Moroccan online outlets°°°

If 'Morocco World News' ( is, as it makes clear day after day, 'dedicated to bringing the news of Morocco and the MENA region to a wide audience without bias or a political agenda' and hence 'Championing Free Speech and Thoughtful Debate Through Journalistic Excellence', 'The Moroccan Times' ( is, as it makes clear day after day, 'a free-voice-independent online outlet; a project led by a group of young Moroccans and internationals who work collaboratively in order to meet a common mission regardless of each member’s ideologies or political affiliations.' If the former ('Morocco World News') is available in three languages: Arabic, French and English, the latter ('The Moroccan Times') is available only in the English language. This means that 'The Moroccan times' is dedicated only to the audience of the English speaking world whereas 'Morocco World News' is far reaching and more embracing to a wider audience by using three languages (Arabic, French and English). This difference between the two, as I see it, indicates that 'The Moroccan Times' is a political tool rather than 'a free-voice-independent online outlet' and hence it makes it difficult for its audience to get the information, compare it with another (by using different versions and sources). I personally feel at ease with 'Morocco World News' and at loss with 'The Moroccan Times'. Translation from English and French to Arabic is the key to an effective knowledge of our region (algeria, morocco, mauritania, libya and tunisia). We are one. But nobody has ever said anything about 'Mauritania Slavery'...

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