A forum devoted to current political, economic trends, and news of the Maghreb region.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Freedom of the Press in Morocco
A new report by Reporters without Borders hails the relative relaxation of restrictions on press freedom in Morocco. Still, it also highlights the state's tough stance on those journalists who dare transgress against the monarchy or issues of the territorial integrity of the kingdom. The examples of Rachid Ninni and Aboubaker al-Jamai are reminders that in the absence of true information autonomy, Moroccan journalists are still under the confines of a repressive press code in dire need of reform.