Morocco / 2009

Moroccan newspaper fined again for same story

March 26, 2009 2:08 PM ET

New York, March 26, 2009--The Casablanca court of appeals in Morocco should overturn two suspended jail sentences and fines against an independent newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Blogger faces criminal defamation charges in Morocco

March 5, 2009 3:48 PM ET

New York, March 5, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate release of a Moroccan blogger who is being held on charges of defaming a prosecutor in the northern part of the country....

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Morocco

February 10, 2009 12:22 AM ET

Morocco continued to backslide on press freedom as independent journalists and news outlets were targeted in a series of politicized court cases. In May, the National Syndicate for Moroccan Press noted a "dangerous trend" in which authorities were "imposing exaggerated fines in defamation cases, resorting to preventive arrest of journalists...

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CPJ urges Obama to assert U.S. leadership on press freedom

January 12, 2009 10:18 AM ET

Dear President-elect Obama: I am writing as chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists to seek your leadership in reaffirming America's role as a staunch defender of press freedom throughout the world. Journalists in many countries who risk their lives and liberty upholding the values of free expression look to the United States for support.

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