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Morocco stumbles towards the right to information

After many years of delays, Morocco finally passed a law entrenching the right to information for its citizens. The law is, however, deeply flawed; there are harsh penalties for those who use this information in a way that ‘harms the public the interest’ or ‘distorts the content’.[1]

 

[1] Transparency International, Middle East & North Africa: Corruption Continues as Institutions and Political Rights Weaken, 29 January 2018, available at https://www.transparency.org/news/feature/regional-analysis-MENA

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