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A Moroccan journalist known for reporting on some of the kingdom's most contentious issues will have a court hearing in Casablanca on Thursday over allegations that he raped and harassed female colleagues. Taoufik Bouachrine, editor of the daily 40,000-circulation national newspaper Akbar ...
Ali Amar, a Moroccan journalist and editor of independent website Le Desk, wrote that the story had "sort of froze up the press". "The argument, privately put forward by other media to justify their silence, that it was non-newsworthy or that it was an infringement of the king's privacy, was in actual fact a ...

Mauritania gives its version of the story after expelling a French-Moroccan journalist. Estimated read time: 1'. Seif Kousmate, a Moroccan-French photojournalist who was arrested in Mauritania and expelled for making a documentary on slavery./Ph. DR. French-Moroccan photojournalist Seif Kousmate ...
Rabat - Mauritanian authorities expelled Seif Kousmate, a Moroccan-French photojournalist, after detaining him for more than three days for conducting research on slavery in the country. The Paris-based NGO, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), noted that the authorities made the arrest on March 20, at ...
It is a continent that crystallizes scores of hopes and challenges,” Jazouli told Moroccan journalists as he foregrounded one of the reasons why king Mohammed VI chose him to lead Morocco's vision of an integrated and prosperous Africa, under the auspices of the Bourita-led Foreign Affairs Ministry.“I love ...
Rabat – Amal Houari, a Moroccan journalist and alleged victim of sexual assault has broken her silence and said that she never lodged a complaint against detained journalist Taoufik Bouachrine, who is facing charges for his alleged sexual misconduct. In a Facebook publication, Houari wrote on Friday ...

Rabat – In a statement from the Ain El Borja prison in Casablanca, detained Moroccan journalist Taoufik Bouahcrine, has denounced the sexual assault charges he is currently facing. In the statement, which was printed on his news website Alyaoum24, Bouachrine calls his arrest the result of “a conspiracy ...
New York – The recent visit of Moroccan journalists to Israel, along with a mixed delegation of various Middle Eastern journalists, sparked controversy on the Moroccan street and drew condemnation from the Minister of Culture. The journalists visited with various political circles and received support from ...
Rabat – Twenty-four hours after arresting director of the daily newspaper Akhbar Alyoum, Taoufik Bouachrine, Casablanca's Public Prosecutor said in statement Saturday evening that the Moroccan journalist was arrested because of “sexual assault” allegations leveled against him. “The services of the ...
Moroccan journalist Soulaiman Raissouni was recently one of many writers in the country who took refuge on the internet after he was sidelined and silenced by ... Although he is now relatively free to decide which subjects he can cover, Raissouni, like most journalists in Morocco, is forced to stay away from ...
Rabat – Moroccan police have arrested Taoufik Bouachrine, a journalist and director of Moroccan newspaper Akhbar Alyoum and Alyaoum24 news website on Friday. The prolific and controversial journalist was arrested inside the headquarters of his newspaper. According to alyaoum24, twenty policemen ...
Rabat – The spokesperson of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Emmanuel Nahshon, has responded to the backlash over the Arab journalists' visit to Tel Aviv, that included five Moroccan reporters. Nothing can stop the freedom of journalists to visit #Israel . The world is becoming increasingly free and ...
Rabat – A Moroccan journalist for a national religious radio station was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment on Monday evening at the court of first instance in Rabat after pleading guilty to the rape of a 14-year -old child who was a candidate in a competition of Quran recitation, reported the newspaper ...
One year after protests erupted in the northern city of Al Hoceima, Moroccan media are still struggling to cover the news, despite intimidation and legal threats from Moroccan authorities. The protest movement in Morocco's Rif region began with the death of fish vendor Mohsin Fekri on 29 October 2016.
Rabat - A Moroccan court on Tuesday sentenced to three months in jail a journalist accused of having "invited" people to take part in banned protests in the restive north, his website said. Hamid El Mahdaoui was arrested on Thursday at the start of a banned demonstration in the northern city of Al-Hoceima, ...
Rabat – The spokesperson of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Emmanuel Nahshon, has responded to the backlash over the Arab journalists' visit to Tel Aviv, that included five Moroccan reporters. Nothing can stop the freedom of journalists to visit #Israel . The world is becoming increasingly free and ...
Rabat – Anger is mounting over the arrival of five Moroccan journalists to Israel on Monday, triggering yet another fueled debate in the Moroccan public sphere around the prospects of Moroccan normalization of Israel's cultural and political action. The Moroccan delegation, along with four other journalists ...

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Hundreds of Moroccan journalists and human rights activists protested on Thursday against the trial of fellow journalists and a parliamentarian from the Democratic Labour Confederation on charges of publishing information deemed confidential. The accused all appeared before the Court of First Instance ...
The head of the national press union, Abdellah Bekkali, said he was worried by the increase of legal cases against journalists in Morocco. He described the trial of the journalists and the parliamentarian as an attempt to weaken and humiliate freedom of expression in the country. Abdelhak Belachgar, one ...
In November 2017, Amnesty International (AI) called on Moroccan authorities to unconditionally free the Hirak Rif protesters and Hamid El Mahdaoui, a Moroccan journalist who was also arrested during a protest in the region. Activists held in pre-detention are facing heavy charges, including “undermining ...
Four Moroccan journalists and a member of the House of Councilors will appear in court for distributing confidential information, reports EFE. Mohamed Ahaddad, a journalist for Al Massae, as well as another defendant, told the Spanish news agency that the names of the three others involved are ...
Journalists in Morocco had a brief honeymoon period after a young and comparatively progressive King Mohammed VI came to power in 1999 following the ... That financial carrot and stick is a powerful tool the government uses to control the press, says Maati Monjib, an outspoken Moroccan journalist and ...
Rahmouna Ouardigh's dream of coming to Canada came from her mother. Six months ago, Ouardigh fulfilled that dream when she stepped off a plane in Montreal. "My first impression was being lost in an urban jungle," she said. "I've never been in North America before." The 29-year-old lived her whole life ...
Deutsche Welle spoke with Moroccan journalist Rachid Balghiti about how the protests in Jerada compare to those after Fikri's death and how the Moroccan state might respond. Balghiti told DW that the crisis in Jerada actually dates back decades. In the 1990s a large mine there employed many people ...
Rabat – A Moroccan journalist for a national religious radio station was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment on Monday evening at the court of first instance in Rabat after pleading guilty to the rape of a 14-year -old child who was a candidate in a competition of Quran recitation, reported the newspaper ...
One year after protests erupted in the northern city of Al Hoceima, Moroccan media are still struggling to cover the news, despite intimidation and legal threats from Moroccan authorities. The protest movement in Morocco's Rif region began with the death of fish vendor Mohsin Fekri on 29 October 2016.
Rabat – Chaima Lahsini, a Moroccan feminist, human rights activist, and Morocco World News journalist, has made it to the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) list of 100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017, published on Wednesday as part of the channel's 100 Women Challenge. As part of ...
Moroccan journalist Hamid El Mahdoui has gone on hunger strike after a court of appeal increased his prison sentence to one year. In the early hours of 12 September and after a trial that lasted more than nine hours, the appeal court of Al Hoiceima issued a verdict that increased El Mahdaoui's sentence ...
Rabat - A Moroccan court on Tuesday sentenced to three months in jail a journalist accused of having "invited" people to take part in banned protests in the restive north, his website said. Hamid El Mahdaoui was arrested on Thursday at the start of a banned demonstration in the northern city of Al-Hoceima, ...
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the harassment of journalists and citizen-journalists covering the frequent protests in northern Morocco's Rif region since Mohcine Fikri, a fish seller, was crushed to death by a garbage truck last October. Are the authorities trying to hide what is going on in the Rif ...
Parliament, in turn, has since enacted some modest liberal reforms, a few of which extend to free speech. Last August, legislators amended the nation's press code and eliminated prison time as punishment for speech offenses. (Before the changes, for example, journalists in Morocco could be sentenced to ...
In what some saw as an unprofessional behavior, Al Badry left the press room amid the indignation of Moroccan journalists. Al Ahly's footballers ...
One year after protests erupted in the northern city of Al Hoceima, Moroccan media are still struggling to cover the news, despite intimidation and legal threats from Moroccan authorities. The protest movement in Morocco's Rif region began with the death of fish vendor Mohsin Fekri on 29 October 2016.
During the press conference that followed the game, Al Badry left the press room amid the indignation of Moroccan journalists. In Egyptian ...
Protesters at a sit-in in Imzouren, 14km from the city of Al-Hoceima in the Rif region. Photo by AlhoceimasOfficiel. Used with permission.
The program extends from October to February 2018. The Moroccan journalists' association said that it intends to help visiting reporters do their ...
He has also become one of the more well-known Algerian journalists in Morocco, ever since he used to work for the Algerian television in the ...
The program extends from October to February 2018. The Moroccan journalists' association said that it intends to help visiting reporters do their ...
Rabat – Chaima Lahsini, a Moroccan feminist, human rights activist, and Morocco World News journalist, has made it to the British ...
Moroccan journalist Hamid El Mahdoui has gone on hunger strike after a court of appeal increased his prison sentence to one year. In the early ...
On September 11, 2017, the Al-Hoceima Appeals Court increased the three-month prison sentence handed down by the Al-Hoceima First Instance Court against Mahdaoui on July 25, 2017, to one year. (Tunis) – A Moroccan court on July 25, 2017, sentenced a prominent journalist to three months in prison ...
Rabat - A Moroccan court on Tuesday sentenced to three months in jail a journalist accused of having "invited" people to take part in banned ...
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the harassment of journalists and citizen-journalists covering the frequent protests in northern ...
In the wake of weekend demonstrations across Morocco, the North African affiliate of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has expressed concern ...
Rabat – A new assocation, the Forum for Young Journalists, is about to launch, aiming to support Moroccan journalists in Morocco by ...
Salah Eddine Lemaizi, a Moroccan journalist said in a post published on his official account on Facebook, that what happened was “predictable.” He listed a number of reasons that he believes prompted the incident, such as the deplorable and miserable conditions of the migrants, the regular brawls with ...
Rabat – Chaima Lahsini, a Moroccan feminist, human rights activist, and Morocco World News journalist, has made it to the British ...
Moroccan journalist Hamid El Mahdoui has gone on hunger strike after a court of appeal increased his prison sentence to one year. In the early ...
In Brian O'Neill's Sept. 10 column about Zineb El Rhazoui (“Living in Defiance of All Forms of Fascism”), the French-Moroccan journalist who ...


 

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