Morocco: Silencing the Last Dissenting Voices
· January 2020
For several months now, a wave of repression has rained down on those who, inside Morroco, on the social networks and under their own names, criticise King Mohamed VI whose popularity is waning.
They are not political figures, professional journalists or activists, but mostly just ordinary (...)
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Morocco: “His Majesty’s Bosses” Boycotted
· June 2018
Launched by anonymous cybernauts over a month ago, a large-scale movement to boycott brands owned by the King’s entourage is as unprecedented as it is successful and has become a genuine societal phenomenon.
In the Mabella district of Rabat, a middle-class neighborhood inhabited by civil (...)