Reporters Without Borders

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Astronomic damages award against leading Arabic-language daily upheld on appeal

Reporters Without Borders is stunned by a Rabat appeal court’s ruling today to uphold a lower court’s decision in March ordering Rachid Nini, (...)

Published on 30 October 2008 Read


Appeal court overturns blogger’s conviction

تبرئة المدوّن محمد الراجي Reporters Without Borders hails today’s decision by an Agadir appeal court to quash blogger Mohamed Erraji’s conviction on the grounds of (...)

Published on 18 September 2008 Read


Court releases blogger who criticised king

الإفراج المؤقت عن المدوّن محمد الراجي Reporters Without Borders hails today’s decision by an Agadir court to provisionally release blogger Mohamed Erraji pending the (...)

Published on 11 September 2008 Read


Newspaper editor’s trial for disrespecting king adjourned indefinitely

Reporters Without Borders regrets that newspaper editor Ahmed Reda Benchemsi’s year-old trial on a charge of “disrespect for the king” was (...)

Published on 4 September 2008 Read


Kurdish freelancer arrested two days after show of Kurdish solidarity with two detained journalists

Kurdish freelance journalist Saman Rasoulpour was arrested yesterday at his home in Mahabad, in Iran’s predominantly Kurdish northwest, two days (...)

Published on 28 July 2008 Read


Call for end to jailing of journalists after newspaper reporter is freed

Reporters Without Borders notes that reporter Mostapha Hurmatallah of the weekly Al Watan Al An was freed on 25 July on completing his prison (...)

Published on 28 July 2008 Read


Government’s attitude to Al-Jazeera deplored, despite relief that bureau chief not jailed

A Rabat court today fined Al-Jazeera’s Rabat bureau chief, Hassan Rachidi, 50,000 dirhams (4,500 euros) under article 42 of the press law because (...)

Published on 11 July 2008 Read


Court orders newspaper to stop publishing testimony about repression under King Hassan

A Rabat court yesterday ordered the Arabic-language daily Al Jarida Al Oula to stop publishing hitherto unpublished testimony about repression (...)

Published on 20 June 2008 Read

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