Morocco / Western Sahara

Morocco / Western Sahara

Growing judicial harassment

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Aside from the trials of recent years against a number of media figures, 2018 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, as well as reporting on migration, a subject that is now off limits. Prosecutions were brought against both professional and citizen-journalists, several of whom are currently imprisoned and courts have imposed jail terms and fines. Several foreign reporters were expelled.


135
in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

0

135 in 2018

Global score

+0.85

43.13 in 2018

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2019
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