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Lydia Beyoud

Contributor profile · 13 posts · joined 4 December 2007

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A recent graduate with a B.A. in International Studies, Lydia lives in Portland, Oregon with her Moroccan husband and hopes to pursue a career in writing, publishing and French translation.

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Latest posts by Lydia Beyoud

12 May 2008

Moroccan Student in Lebanon Chronicles Life in the Middle of Political Crisis

Manal, a Moroccan student at the American University of Beirut, blogs firsthand accounts of life in the middle of Lebanon's political crisis.

2 May 2008

Morocco: Rage and sadness at this weekend's Casablanca factory fires

This weekend saw two deadly fires, one in a mattress and another in a textile factory, break out in Morocco's economic capital, Casablanca. Dozens of people died from asphyxia after...

16 April 2008

Maghreb netizens respond to 8 year-old Yemeni girl's petition for divorce

Tunisian blogger Stupeur!! Un nouveu depart!! (Stupor!! A New Beginning!!) responds to a Yemen Times article about an 8 year-old girl who is trying to file for divorce from a...

15 April 2008

Morocco: Hands off my Muezzin!

Robin des Blogs received over a dozen comments on his post about a minister in the Moroccan government who has asked muezzins in mosques adjoining tourist areas not to do...

11 April 2008

Prison Break, Moroccan Style

On Tuesday morning, 9 inmates and suspected terrorists escaped from a Moroccan jail. Moroccan bloggers used every pun and reference from the American television show, Prison Break, to describe their...

21 March 2008

Moroccans Celebrate Eid el Mawlid en-Nabaoui, the Prophet's Birthday

Eid el Mawlid en-Nabaoui, or the Celebration of the Prophet Muhammed's Birth took place yesterday in Morocco and throughout much of the Sunni Muslim world. It's an official holiday in...

Moroccan Blogosphere on Fouad Mourtada: Finally Free

Young Moroccan engineer Fouad Mourtada was released from prison by presidential pardon days before Eid el Mawlid, the Prophet Muhammad's birthday. Fouad was imprisoned for more than forty days for...

19 February 2008

Morocco: Bloggers Rally Behind Fouad Mourtada

In Morocco, francophone bloggers rally behind Fouad Mourtada, jailed for posting a Facebook profile that spoofed a member of the Moroccan royal family. Mourtada's arrest reveals the tensions between modern...

11 February 2008

Moroccan bloggers call for education reform

When the World Bank recently announced that Middle Eastern and North African nations need to improve their education systems in order to reach their development goals and be competitive in...

10 February 2008

Morocco's coach sacked after Africa Cup loss

Moroccan national football team's coach, Henri Michel, was sacked following Morocco's poor performance in the African Nations Cup: unfair, francophone bloggers say.

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