Morocco’s war on free speech is costing its universities dearly

Shana Cohen, University of Cambridge Morocco frequently turns to the courts when it doesn’t like what its critics have to say. The charges levelled against journalist and historian Professor Maati Monjib reinforce just how common this tendency, which emerged during the 1970s, is in Morocco. The State tries to quash critique among journalists and other …

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Africa News Headlines for 4 July 2015

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Africa News Headlines for 24 May 2015

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Africa News Headlines for 3 May 2015 – World Press Freedom Day Edition

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Africa News Headlines for 24 April 2015

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