Daily News Brief
Today: Myanmar, Finnish layoffs and music in Morocco
Today's news roundup from around the world. Nokia announces layoffs in Finland; the French will send a delegation to North Korea; and bookstores are closing in Samarkand.
Posted: November 3, 2009 09:36
From the Field
Getting the shot while wearing a sauna tracksuit
Producer Megan Thompson talks about the challenges of production. She writes about an unexpected rainstorm while filming a story on Sufism in the Moroccan city of Fes.
Posted: October 22, 2009 11:24
An unusual weapon in the war against extremism
Worldfocus correspondent Hoda Osman and producer Rebecca Haggerty visited the North African kingdom of Morocco to report on how many Moroccans - including those in the government - are turning to Sufism as a moderating influence to combat religious extremism.
Posted: October 20, 2009 14:59
Sufism in Morocco: Music, mysticism and moderation
Morocco owes its image of a modern Muslim nation to Sufism, a spiritual and tolerant Islamic tradition that goes back to the first generations of Muslims and has sustained the religious, social and cultural cohesion of Moroccan society for centuries. Mokhtar Ghambou writes about the role of the Sufism in the North African country.
Posted: October 20, 2009 12:30
At home in Morocco with an Islamist…and a feminist
Nadia Yassine is a Moroccan political activist and the face of Al-Adl wal Ihsane, the Movement for Justice and Spirituality. She describes the social and political goals of her organization and the situation of women in Morocco.
Posted: September 11, 2009 13:50
Video + Interview
Moroccan single moms cope with hostility, shame
Young Muslim women who become pregnant out of wedlock face intense pressures, and are often shunned, scorned and shamed.
Posted: September 9, 2009 14:19
From the Field
Women in Morocco blend tradition and fashion
Worldfocus producer Rebecca Haggerty is currently reporting from Morocco and explores the meaning behind the country's clothing -- from tight jeans to heavy headscarves -- in a blog and slideshow.
Posted: May 1, 2009 14:00