Morocco

In spite of constitutional reforms introduced in Morocco following the Arab Spring, the King’s powers have not been substantially curbed. While the media engages in criticism of parliament to a certain extent, red lines exist around political topics, criticism of the King, religion and the Monarch’s spending. Most journalists defer to self-censorship on these topics but those that do not endure judicial harassment, personal attacks and long prison terms. These penalties are also suffered by human rights activists.

In the wake of Morocco’s newly adopted constitution, ARTICLE 19 has been supporting Moroccan civil society and freedom of expression and information reform initiatives. We conduct legal analysis and work to build capacity of civil society and journalists on access to information issues through advocacy and trainings.

08.05.2019 7 min read

Morocco: Human rights organizations warn against increased restrictions on freedom of expression, assembly and demonstration

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28.09.2017 6 min read

Morocco: Draft Law Regarding the Right to Access Information

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28.09.2017 3 min read

Morocco: Draft Law on Access To Information must be improved before it is adopted

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Morocco: Parliament must improve Draft Law on Access to Information
26.06.2015 5 min read

Morocco: Parliament must improve Draft Law on Access to Information

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Morocco: Comments on Draft Law No. 31.13 on the Right of Access to Information
01.12.2014 2 min read

Morocco: Comments on Draft Law No. 31.13 on the Right of Access to Information

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Morocco:  ARTICLE 19 urges Moroccan government to improve draft Right to Information Act
29.09.2014 2 min read

Morocco: ARTICLE 19 urges Moroccan government to improve draft Right to Information Act

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Joint letter: Freedom of expression and arts organisations call on the Moroccan authorities to immediately release rapper El Haqed
07.07.2014 3 min read

Joint letter: Freedom of expression and arts organisations call on the Moroccan authorities to immediately release rapper El Haqed

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Morocco: Human rights organisations call for charges against journalist Ali Anouzla to be dropped
18.02.2014 9 min read

Morocco: Human rights organisations call for charges against journalist Ali Anouzla to be dropped

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