Morocco – Digital and social media promote youth citizen engagement in democracy

Image is illustrative. Photo by Canva Studio from Pexels

Upon the youth-led protests in Morocco agoinst the constitutional reform in 2011, there have been a number of initiatives by youth and civil society actors to promote citizen engagement via a mix of offline and digital platforms. This paper explores how young Moroccan activists and civil society actors used the internet and social networks to mobilise, debate and advocate change. It also explores to what extent these initiatives have influenced policies.