Morocco: two prominent magazines are blocked

Some days ago I posted about free press’ restrictions in Morocco. GVO reports about the blocking of two magazines TelQuel and Nichane, because they published two polls about Mohammed VI’s 10th anniversary as Moroccan King, even when the poll showed a very favourable result for him (nearly 90% considered that Mohammed Vi’s reign has being positive or very positive).

According to Achmed R.Benchemsi, the only reason for the measure was the poll itself, while the Interior Ministry, in a tiny press release considered that the magazines had “not respected enacted laws”, specially the article 77 of the press code.

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