| جريدة المساء الإلكترونية . likes · 14 talking about this. جريدة مغربية حرة مستقلة و متجددة على مدار اليوم‎. lien du journal almassae. April 24, at PM · ma/ · 7 Comments · Share. Ahmed Benomar’s photo. Ahmed Benomar. Al-Massae is a Moroccan daily newspaper. In April , Al Jazeera described it as “the country’s most popular daily”. History and incidents[edit]. Al Massae was.

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King Mohamed VI pledged a series of constitutional reforms in March after the region’s wave of popular uprisings passed through the kingdom. But the reforms did not extend to opening up the press.

Al Massae Akhbar Today ePaper in Arabic (العربية)

Authorities took concerted measures to suppress coverage of mass protests in Casablanca’s streets. During a March protest in the capital, Rabat, uniformed police assaultedseveral journalists covering its violent dispersal.

The biggest and most controversial case in the kingdom was that of Rachid Nini, a prominent government critic, executive editor of the Moroccan daily Al-Massaeand owner of Al-Massae Media Group. He was detained in April and sentenced to one year in prison on charges of “denigrating judicial rulings” and “compromising the security and safety of the homeland and citizens.

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Refworld researchers are therefore strongly recommended to check against the original report: Attacks on the Press in Nini often highlighted government corruption and criticized counterterrorism policies.

The opinion piece that led to his arrest criticized Morocco’s intelligence service and argued that it should be put under parliamentary oversight.

In June, he was convicted and sentenced to a year in prison. Mohamed Dawas, a critical blogger, was also imprisoned in retaliation for his work.

In September, he was sentenced to 19 months on trumped-up drug trafficking charges. On March 13, security forces used violent dispersal tactics to clamp down on protesters who took to the streets of Casablanca to call for government reforms and greater freedoms, CPJ research shows.

From Al-Ahdath al-Maghribia a private daily: From Le Nouvel Observateur a French newsweekly: Ahmed Najim and Salah al-Maizi. Morocco had the highest penetration of Internet users in North Africa, according to the International Telecommunication Union. The Moroccan judiciary has frequently been used as a tool to silence the independent media.

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From toa number of newspapers were targeted in politicized criminal proceedings for their ojurnal on taboo subjects such as the health of the king, the royal family, or government criticism, CPJ research shows. Authorities have used this charge to silence independent media, CPJ research shows.

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