Stories about Morocco
Morocco’s Hirak movement has gone quiet, but the crackdown on independent media continues
The movement triggered a backlash for independent journalists and people who wanted to document the protests and ensuing crackdown.
How pro-government media in Morocco use “fake news” to target and silence Rif activists
While the internet can provide a platform for marginalized voices, it can also facilitate their victimization.
European Parliament approves EU-Moroccan trade deal, ignoring Western Sahara Indigenous protections
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".
Will a World Cup joke force France to have a necessary conversation about Africa?
"By calling them an African team it seems you are denying their Frenchness."
What's happened to digital rights over the past seven years? 300 editions of the Netizen Report will tell you
This week, we're looking back at seven years of covering global digital rights news in celebration of our 300th edition!
Morocco-EU Fisheries Deal Ignores Occupation of Western Sahara
"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."
Spanish Activist Helena Maleno's Trial in Morocco Is ‘a Way to Intimidate’ Human Rights Defenders, Her Supporters Say
Helena Maleno is accused of participating in a human trafficking network for her work assisting migrants who run into trouble during the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing to Europe.
Concerns over United States President Trump's Latest Controversial Foreign Policies Loom Large in Africa
"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."
Morocco's Deadly Stampede Tragedy Incites Anger and Criticism
"How many dramas still remind us that beyond the beautiful forums, highways, and malls, this is the Moroccan reality above all that?"
As the MENA Region Heats Up, UN Climate Change Talks are Under Pressure
"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."
Moroccan Journalists Keep Fighting to Cover the Hirak Movement, Despite State Intimidation
Journalists reporting on the Hirak protests are facing a myriad of restrictions.
Sentenced to One Year in Prison for ‘Inciting Protest,’ a Moroccan Journalist Goes on Hunger Strike
Several journalists have been arrested by Moroccan authorities over their coverage of the unrest in the Rif region.
The King's ‘Throne Day’ Speech Leaves Many in Morocco Unimpressed
"The King is very much concerned about his image. Nothing is left to coincidence, everything is calculated."
The New Wave of Independent Musicians Performing in Moroccan Arabic
“The alternative scene embodies freedom in genre; freedom to explore and create new genres”.
Moroccan Prime Minister's Appeal for “Calm” After Clashes Reaps Criticism
Morocco's governing parties have yet to succeed in defusing tensions in the Rif as the political crisis continues to escalate.
The Rise of the Hirak Protest Movement in Morocco
Six years after the Arab Spring, Riffian protesters are leading the way in expressing popular grievances in Morocco.
Could Professional Sports Boost Economic Development in Africa?
"Of course, sports alone cannot lift a country out of poverty. But they can help inspire social change."
Protests Erupt in Morocco Following Fish Vendor's Brutal Death in Garbage Compactor
The brutal death of a fish vendor in a garbage compactor has sparked large national protests across Morocco.
Morocco Unblocks VoIP Applications Ahead of UN Climate Conference
"To avoid being seen as a police state during the #COP22, Morocco temporarily unblocks VoIP services," tweeted one user.
Morocco Is Hollywood’s ‘Door to the Desert,’ But It’s Also Much More
Morocco has always been one of the most popular filming sites in the world, where many international filmmakers have shot some of their hit movies.
A Glimpse Into the First African Bloggers and Vloggers’ Festival in Dakar, Senegal
For two days, 36 of the best bloggers and vloggers in Africa, along with selected players on the African digital scene, presented their talents and know-how.