Morocco / Western Sahara

Morocco / Western Sahara

More judicial harassment

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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.

135
in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

-2

133 in 2017

Global score

+0.71

42.42 in 2017

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