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Morocco: Journalist Fined $857,000 for Slander

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Morocco, Freedom of Speech, Law, Media & Journalism

“Rachid Nini, a popular Moroccan columnist and director of the daily Arabophone newspaper Almassae, was fined by a court in Rabat about $857000 for alleged defamation and slander of 4 prosecutors in the northern town of Ksar Kbir, said Almassae newspaper. The amount of the fine is exorbitant and unprecedented in Moroccan press history,” reports A Moro in America [1].