Efforts to prosecute or intimidate journalists are not unusual in Morocco, and as Hicham Mansouri’s story demonstrates, the government of King Mohammed VI can be both cruel and creative in its efforts to silence dissenting voices.
Moroccan authorities have repeatedly prevented Mouad “El Haqed” Belghouat from performing in the country. So yet again, he turns to Europe
Journalist Ali Lmrabet had been holding a hunger strike in front of the UN’s Geneva offices since 24 June because of Moroccan authorities’ refusals to renew his identity documents
Dozens of internationally recognised journalists, free expression activists and writers have signed a letter supporting Ali Lmrabet, a Moroccan journalist who is on hunger strike in Geneva
Ali Lmrabet is protesting what he sees as the latest bid from his country Morocco to stop him from doing his job
A former Index Youth Advisory Board member travelled to Casablanca to see Moroccan rapper El Haqed’s first concert in the country. This is her account of the police crackdown that silenced the performance
Index calls on Moroccan authorities to respect freedom of expression by allowing Mouad “El Haqed” Belghouat and other artists to freely perform in the country
Five courageous individuals were named Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award winners on 18 March 2015. Three months later, here are updates on their ongoing work
Mouad Belghouat is a Moroccan rapper and human rights activist who releases music under the moniker El Haqed, roughly translated as ‘The Enraged’.
In an Open Letter to the Moroccan Minister of Justice and Liberties El Mustapha Ramid, 11 organisations committed to the defence of the rights to freedom of expression, culture and the arts have condemned the four-month sentence served against Mouad Belghouate.