Morocco / 2008

New issue of French magazine banned in three nations

November 4, 2008 3:00 PM ET

New York, November 4, 2008--CPJ is deeply concerned by the decisions of the Moroccan, Tunisian, and Algerian‎ governments to ban the new issue of L'Express magazine carrying a series of articles about Islam and Christianity....

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Court slams journalist with heavy damages

October 31, 2008 8:54 PM ET

New York, October 31, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Moroccan appeals court decision to uphold heavy damages and a fine against an editor of a leading independent daily in a defamation case, which could force the paper to close....

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Court of appeal overturns blogger's sentence

September 18, 2008 6:43 PM ET

New York, September 18, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a Moroccan court decision today that overturns a two-year prison sentence and a fine against blogger and journalist Mohamed Erraji. On September 9, the court in Agadir, in southwest Morocco, convicted Erraji in a 10-minute trial¸ sentencing him to prison...

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CPJ urges Moroccan king to free blogger

September 12, 2008 7:24 PM ET

Your Majesty, ‎ The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to bring to your attention the decision of a ‎Moroccan court to jail and fine blogger and journalist Mohamed Erraji for "failing to respect the ‎king." We call on you to use all your influence to ensure the overturning of Erraji's conviction. ‎

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Blogger sentenced to two years in prison

September 11, 2008 4:33 PM ET

EDITOR'S NOTE: The original version of this alert has been modified to correct the age of the blogger. New York, September 10, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Moroccan court's decision to jail and fine blogger and journalist Mohamed Erraji for "failing to respect the king." The court in...

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August 1, 2008 12:00 AM ET

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Al-Jazeera journalist fined over reporting social unrest

July 11, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 11, 2008—A Rabat court fined Hassan Rachidi, Al-Jazeera’s Morocco bureau chief, 50,000 dirhams (nearly $6,000) for maliciously “publishing false news” likely to “disrupt public order and spread panic among people.” Under Article 42 of Morocco’s 2002 Press Law, Rachidi had faced a sentence of a month to...

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Moroccan court tells paper to halt publication of testimony

June 25, 2008 12:00 AM ET

New York, June 25, 2008--The Moroccan government should allow the news media to report on human rights abuses committed during the reign of King Hassan II, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after a court ordered an independent newspaper to stop publishing victim testimony given to a royal truth...

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Moroccan court tells paper to halt publication of testimony

June 25, 2008 12:00 AM ET

New York, June 25, 2008--The Moroccan government should allow the news media to report on human rights abuses committed during the reign of King Hassan II, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after a court ordered an independent newspaper to stop publishing victim testimony given to a royal truth...

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Moroccan politician alleges government behind cartoon protest

June 6, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 6, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Moroccan authorities to investigate disturbing allegations that former high-ranking Interior Minister official Fouad Ali El Himma was the instigator of a demonstration in 2006 in Casablanca against an independent weekly for reporting on controversial Danish cartoons of the Prophet...

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