In an effort to provide a digitally accessible cultural alternative, a platform overseen by two Moroccan PhD researchers launched the “Maalema” website.
Given the multiplicity and conflict of sources that can be accessed on the Internet, and the lack of control in the absence of scientific standards, in digital publishing, such as arbitration, this new platform aims to provide “scientific knowledge and content on the Internet” . solid scientific sources and references, and provide the researcher and reader with documented and up-to-date knowledge about Morocco, Moroccan society and its civilization in various historical, cultural, civilizational, geographical, human, social and economic aspects.
This platform renews its contents according to categories: Moroccan history, books and literature, culture and arts, intellectual and cultural personalities, religious field, Moroccan political life, cities and metropolises, Moroccan Jews, Amazigh, Moroccan architecture, press and media, tourism in Morocco, and the geography of Morocco.
Through the link “ma3lama.com”, it is possible to learn about Moroccan folk tales, the history of the Moroccan kingdoms, the music of “Ghiwan” coming from the depths of society and dark aspects of the country’s history such as the historical presence . of Moroccan Shiites, with an interest in the history of cities, the roads of the flags, the deceased and the neighborhoods, and the organization The historical politics of the country, gastronomic traditions, religiosity, life and Moroccan cinematographic visions.
Oussama Khadraoui, a researcher with a doctorate in popular culture, is among the platform’s supervisors and said this digital newborn seeks to “present Moroccan content, about Moroccan thought, media and culture in its various tributaries.”
Khadraoui added in a statement to Hespress: “We care about the youth category and find the way, with modern and new materials, based on the standards of reliability and scientific honesty, by creating content that appeals to the recipient and to Morocco, and progress in the content industry, given the great digital poverty in these areas”.
The researcher recorded the platform’s adoption of the “trustworthiness criterion” by trusting books and sources known to be credible; “So that we present it to the reader, because it is not boring, but longs for true knowledge, and has the power of selection.”
The spokesperson continued: “What prompted us to establish and present the site is that its topics are elite, generally addressed by the researcher, the teacher and those interested in the history and memory of Morocco”, in a when this knowledge should be disseminated; Because there are “many things that we historically ignore, as well as erroneous knowledge, and erroneous deposits in memory that must be corrected.”