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When large-scale alcohol poisoning outbreaks occur, they make the news in the Middle East, but where is the political will to tackle this sensitive and controversial issue?
War-like rhetoric around COVID-19 has allowed governments in the Middle East and North Africa to execute emergency powers and impose draconian measures that would otherwise be unacceptable.
As part of their measures to counter COVID-19, Jordan, Oman, Morocco, the UAE and Yemen, have all banned print newspapers until further notice.
COVID-19 measures in the MENA region have especially targeted some of the most vulnerable groups such as detained human rights defenders, migrant workers and independent media.
Morocco has a dire record of cracking down on freedom of expression, independent media and press freedom media.
The movement triggered a backlash for independent journalists and people who wanted to document the protests and ensuing crackdown.
While the internet can provide a platform for marginalized voices, it can also facilitate their victimization.
By ignoring the European Court of Justice's verdict and the concerns of Sahrawis whose lands are occupied by Morocco, the European parliament is "pushing for a war in Western Sahara".
"By calling them an African team it seems you are denying their Frenchness."
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"The trade agreement between EU and Morocco concerning fishery and agricultural products is an important part of turning the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara into a profitable one."
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"This is not a very diplomatic strategy. Then again, it is coming from a man whose vision and politics are limited by his lack of awareness about the outside world."
"How many dramas still remind us that beyond the beautiful forums, highways, and malls, this is the Moroccan reality above all that?"
"The Arab region is currently suffering from drought, which is only the beginning of the consequences of climate change. Discussions should take into account the communities most affected."
Journalists reporting on the Hirak protests are facing a myriad of restrictions.
Several journalists have been arrested by Moroccan authorities over their coverage of the unrest in the Rif region.
"The King is very much concerned about his image. Nothing is left to coincidence, everything is calculated."
“The alternative scene embodies freedom in genre; freedom to explore and create new genres”.
Morocco's governing parties have yet to succeed in defusing tensions in the Rif as the political crisis continues to escalate.