Ahmed Benchemsi

Journalist, Publisher, Editor + media entrepreneur; Currently, Advocacy and Communications Director
Human Rights Watch’S Middle East And North Africa Division
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Nationality: Moroccan Arabic
Biography: Ahmed Benchemsi is the Advocacy and Communications Director for Human Rights Watch’s the Middle East and North Africa division. Ahmed is also a career journalist. The founder, publisher and editor of Morocco’s best-selling weeklies... read on
Foreign Policy: Support real reform in Morocco
ahmed benchemsi
May 14, 2019
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On November 22, a U.S. president will receive King Mohammed VI of Morocco at the White House for the first time since 2002. A White House statement indicated that the president looks forward to discussing with him "Morocco’s democratic and economic reforms."

The United States and Morocco have a free-trade agreement, hold joint military exercises, and cooperate on counterterrorism. Washington appreciates the kingdom’s moderate voice on the Arab-Israeli conflict. The U.S. gave Morocco $697 million over the past five years to combat poverty and stimulate economic growth via the Millennium Challenge Corporation, which requires the recipient country to favor "just and democratic governance."

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HUFFPOST: There Is No ‘Muslim World’

By Ahmed Benchemsi — 01/19/2015 01:31 pm ET Updated Mar 21, 2015 From Zócalo Public Square Here we go again. Each time..

The Guardian (Opinion Section): Morocco's king is destroying hope for democracy

By Ahmed Benchemsi — Morocco's king is destroying hope for democracy | Ahmed Benchemsi Ahmed Benchemsi: With the protest..

Neiman Reports: The Ups and Downs of Two Pioneering Magazines

By Ahmed Benchemsi — The Ups and Downs of Two Pioneering Magazines | Nieman Reports TelQuel ("As It Is"), the..

Time Magazine: Morocco's Revolutionaries: The Crazy Kids Have Grown Up

By Ahmed Benchemsi — "What if we offered a prayer for the soul of bin Laden?" The question was tossed into the meeting..
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