Category Archives: Freedom of Expression

Day two: Protection of journalists: one of the first things that struck me was the absence of a single journalist on the panel of speakers

“2nd day at the human rights forum: I managed to get in this time! Everyone had access, actually. The organizers were smart enough to abandon this ridiculous badge requirement. It was a relief to everyone, staff and visitors alike. Serious … Continue reading

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Why the World Forum on Human Rights should not take place in Morocco: Citizens and signatories of this Brazilian manifesto are entities presenting their rejection….

….to holding the 2nd. World Human Rights Forum in the city of Marrakesh in Morocco from 27 to 30 November 2014. Morocco, organized as a monarchy, is the last country in the world continuing to colonize a people in the … Continue reading

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Breaking: MOROCCO – WESTERN SAHARA: LIFT RESTRICTIONS ON ASSOCIATIONS, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT

Index: MDE 29/007/2014 26 November 2014. “Undue restrictions on freedom of expression and association of groups critical of Morocco’s human rights record, including Amnesty International, are casting a shadow on the World Human Rights Forum due to open tomorrow in … Continue reading

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Argentine organizations reject holding of World Forum on Human Rights in Morocco

The signatories also denounced the persistence of the Moroccan repression of peaceful demonstrators and defenders of human rights, maintenance of the state of siege in the occupied Western Sahara and the prohibition of access to the foreign press and international … Continue reading

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“The Moroccan regime seems unable to tolerate anything else but praise”

Salah Elayoubi, former columnist for the news website Lakome.com (a newspaper censored by the Moroccan authorities for its editorial opposition to the Moroccan regime’s authoritarianism) makes public, via this interview, his views on the current state of journalism Morocco and … Continue reading

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Why Morocco is not the “Arab exception”

“EARLIER this year the US issued an invitation to African countries to attend the US-Africa Summit. According to the White House, invitations were extended to 50 African leaders who are ‘in good standing’ with both the US and the African … Continue reading

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