Danya Hajjaji, CPJ Patti Birch Fellow for Middle East Research

Danya Hajjaji is CPJ’s Patti Birch Fellow for Middle East Research, examining tech censorship in North Africa. Prior to joining CPJ, Hajjaji held internships at Reuters in Toronto and Agence France-Presse in Washington, D.C. Born and raised in Libya, she is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.

Moroccan investigative journalist Omar Radi, who at the time worked for the website Le Desk, the website's headquarters in Casablanca, Morocco, on September 18, 2015. Radi and other independent journalists told CPJ about a climate of pervasive surveillance and harassment in the country. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Moroccan independent journalists describe climate of pervasive surveillance, harassment

In March 2015, Hicham Mansouri emailed an anti-malware company, suspicious of possible signs that someone was able to access his device remotely, without permission. He remembers exchanging a few messages with the software company, but the correspondence was interrupted after a few days, when around 10 police officers in civilian clothes arrived at his home…

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