Morocco & Wikileaks

The recent targeting in Morocco of news organizations like Aljazeera and the clampdown on the independent press, have seriously limited the scope of freedom of expression in the country. Internet has grown more and more critical in helping people get access to unfiltered news. For some, the whisleblowing website Wikileaks, is a vindication of investigative […]

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010


The recent targeting in Morocco of news organizations like Aljazeera and the clampdown on the independent press, have seriously limited the scope of freedom of expression in the country. Internet has grown more and more critical in helping people get access to unfiltered news. For some, the whisleblowing website Wikileaks, is a vindication of investigative journalism and of an independent press that has suffered hugely from endemic censorship. What is the Moroccan perspective on the Wikileaks phenomenon? Will the documents made available by Wikileaks help hold Moroccan officials more accountable? And what impact, if any, will Wikileaks have on the fledgeling Moroccan democracy?

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