Ahmed R Benchemsi

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“Morocco, from subtle dictatorship to subtle revolution” – Ahmed Benchemsi at the Oslo Freedom Forum

“Elections are free in Morocco. Well, indeed they are. The thing is that they are also pointless.”  Ahmed Reda Benchemsi Speaking at the Oslo Freedom Forum, Ahmed Benchemsi draws a subtle distinction between what was labeled as a regional model by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the undemocratic reality of the Moroccan regime, which … Continue reading

Benchemsi strikes again

Enjoy this timely piece on Feb20 written by Moroccan journalist Ahmed Reda Benchemsi for Time Magazine. “the young activists were able to rally growing constituencies among human-rights advocates, leftist groups and the middle-class youth. Even so, the core group of renegades continued to be perceived as little more than a bunch of crazy kids — … Continue reading