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From counterterrorism to counter-COVID-19, governments use crises to impose continuous states of emergency in the Middle East
Fighting terrorism used to be the umbrella under which states of emergency were justified in the Middle East. Now, COVID 19 serves as a new justification for sweeping powers.
Morocco has a dire record of cracking down on freedom of expression, independent media and press freedom media.
The movement triggered a backlash for independent journalists and people who wanted to document the protests and ensuing crackdown.
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Journalists reporting on the Hirak protests are facing a myriad of restrictions.
Several journalists have been arrested by Moroccan authorities over their coverage of the unrest in the Rif region.
"To avoid being seen as a police state during the #COP22, Morocco temporarily unblocks VoIP services," tweeted one user.
Among those charged is Hicham Khribchi aka Hisham Almiraat, a medical doctor and long-time member of the Global Voices community.
Since the mid-2000s, investigative journalists and citizens engaged in political activism online have become regular targets of the Moroccan government. Learn more with this timeline.
Since the mid-2000s, the regime of King Mohammed VI has systematically targeted and persecuted Moroccan citizens working to hold their government accountable to its people.