I spoke this afternoon at the National
Institute for Youth and Democracy (INJD) in Rabat on "the role of blogs in marketing elections." I used this draft set of notes as an example of my own blogging, and I promised to append a link to my recorded remarks later. Here it is:
Excerpted audio in Moroccan darija.
- Youthful disaffection with conventional parties and candidates in the U.S. and in Morocco; examples from polls, from conventional media, and from popular culture
- Youthful articulation of political views by means of new information technologies in the U.S. and in Morocco; examples from blogs, from conventional media broadcasts, and from Youtube
- Reaching the powers that be and affecting the outcome of elections, laws, and policy implementation in the U.S. and in Morocco
- An article about the INJD in Magharebia
- Project on Middle Eastern Democracy (POMED) blog on April 26-27 INJD conference "Find Your Voice"
- Google blog search on "obama"
- Google blog search on "clinton"
- Google blog search on "mccain"
- "Yes We Can" video on YouTube
- Tanmia.ma podcasting page ("آصوات الشباب)
- Wikipedia entry on Moroccan Arabic (darija)
- A Sidi Kacem youth comments on Moroccan education and the Internet (darija)
- A "political" play in darija: l7muq ila nt9 ("If the Crazy Talked")
- an interview with Moroccan rapper Bigg in darija on Dailymotion (July, 2006)
- Nass El Ghiwane: "Lebtana" lyrics (Arabic)