Morocco / Western Sahara

Morocco / Western Sahara

Judicial harassment

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Morocco’s media continue to be subjected to judicial harassment. In addition to the trials of a number of media figures that have dragged on for years, several new prosecutions on sex charges have been initiated against journalists. The manipulation of testimony by women has been used in several such cases. The conduct of the trials and the media hype and defamation accompanying them deprive both victim and alleged aggressor of their rights. Heavy sentences have been passed, and several journalists and citizen-journalists continue to be imprisoned.


136
in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

-3

133 in 2020

Global score

+1.06

42.88 in 2020

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2021
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2021
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2021
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