Morocco’s Hirak Movement Has Gone Quiet, But The Crackdown On Independent Media Continues | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Morocco’s Hirak Movement Has Gone Quiet, But The Crackdown On Independent Media Continues

By Afef Abrougui and Emna Sayadi

(Activist Post Editor’s Note: Please don’t ignore this article because it is happening “over there.” This article is a must-read, as every signpost for the restriction of free speech and protest in the U.S. and other “democracies” appears right now in Morocco.) This is what happens if we fail to see the parallels and allow current trends to continue. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – MLK)

For example: Journalists who do not obtain accreditation — the “professional journalist’s card” issued by the National Council of the Press, which oversees the industry — are not given the same protections as those considered “professional journalists.” To obtain accreditation, journalists need a university diploma. Journalism should be their primary profession and their main source of income, and they should not have been convicted of a crime in the past. The card must be renewed every year. These requirements exclude citizen journalists who may not be practicing journalism as a source of income, along with journalists who did not graduate or attend university...

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