About this Report

CPJ undertook a 10-day fact-finding mission to Rabat and Casablanca in April to investigate a surge in politicized court cases and other government restrictions on the press. Headed by CPJ board member Dave Marash of Al-Jazeera English, the delegation included Senior Program Coordinator Joel Campagna and Consultant Kamel Labidi. The delegation met with journalists, lawyers, human rights activists, and members of the government, including Prime Minister Driss Jettou, Communications Minister Nabil Benabdallah, and parliamentary speaker Abdelwahad Radhi.