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Morocco's Masaktach movement gives voice to victims of sexual abuse to speak up and share their experiences.

Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred has returned to his home country from France, where he faces trial for sexual assault.

'Silencing campaign': Moroccan activists target singer accused of rape

The New Arab

'Silencing campaign': Moroccan activists target singer accused of rape

Social media activists have started a campaign to 'silence' Lamjarred under the hashtags #masaktach ("we will not be silenced") and #LamjarredOut.

<em>Saad</em> <em>Lamjarred</em> arrested in France over third rape allegation

The New Arab

Saad Lamjarred arrested in France over third rape allegation

Saad Lamjarred, who was already on bail over two separate rape and sexual assault cases dating back to 2010, was detained ...

2016: Year of ups and downs for Arab artists

The New Arab

2016: Year of ups and downs for Arab artists

Many people across the world are reflecting on what was a fairly awful year globally, but it's worth reminding yourself that some people will ...

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Moroccan king hires lawyer for singer accused of rape

The king's decision to pay legal fees for Saad Lamjarred accused of rape in France will raise eyebrows in Morocco, where protests continue over the 'involuntary manslaughter' of a fishmonger.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

The Boss: The Arab world's answer to Gangnam Style?

Saad Lamjarred's hit single Lm3allem has already clocked up more than 220 million views on YouTube and is predicted to be the next Arab ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

What did Arab internet users Google in 2015?

Popular music, foreign soaps and dead celebrities were the most searched for topics in parts of the Middle East.

Alex Wright

Arab pop star becomes The Boss of Youtube

Saad Lamjarred's summer hit "The Boss" (Lm3allem) reaches 100 million views in record time, and becomes only second Arab music video to ...

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