Morocco / Western Sahara

Morocco / Western Sahara

More judicial harassment

Aside from the trials in recent years against a number of media figures, 2017 saw a great deal of additional judicial harassment of journalists in Morocco. The authorities deliberately obstructed the national and foreign media that tried to cover the so-called Hirak protests in northern Morocco’s Rif region. Prosecutions were brought against both professional and citizen-journalists, with several currently imprisoned and courts imposing jail terms and fines. Several foreign reporters were expelled.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



131 in 2016

Global score


42.64 in 2016

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2018
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