The Image of Arab/Amazigh and Moroccan Women in the Media

Badia Elharraki


This article aims at reviewing the relevant literature on the image of Moroccan women in the media. We show that Arab women in general and Moroccan women specifically are underrepresented in media outlets. Afterwards, we focus on the category of Moroccan women subjected to violence and the way media deals with them as they constitute a fragile social category that should be studied. In this respect, we attempt to understand the root of the phenomenon of gender violence in Morocco since research in this field is rare and incomplete as the majority of the findings are to be found in general reports and human rights accounts. Among the reasons behind the vulnerability of Moroccan women subject to violence, we enumerate many including poverty and illiteracy where language is a crucial component.

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