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Morocco: A King Ruling Via Social Media

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Press Review, June 5th 2018

Last update: 2018-06-05 11:41:19

Morocco’s Mohammed VI Runs Kingdom Via Social Media. The King of Morocco, with nearly 3.6 million Facebook followers has spent only 20 days in his kingdom in recent months as his country experiences Arab-Spring like protests, writes Zvi Bar’el of Haaretz.


Prior to the royal decree announced in September of 2017, Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world that did not allow women to drive, according to Al Jazeera.

This week, a video captures the first time a license is being issued to a female in the nation.


Jordan. Beginning as a single day strike organized by professional associations and trade unions that looked at first like a tax revolt has emerged as protests that span ideological and geographical borders. Jordanian flags, as well as chants of “peaceful” and “Jordanian” mark this protest, according to the The Washington Post.


A Picture is Worth More Than 1,000 Words. Culture Minister of Israel Miri Regev perceives Bedouin women with Cameras as threat, says Vered Lee on Haaretz.