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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
The public space should be accessible to cultural actors, artists and organisations representing civil society and should be free of constraints
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
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.
Moroccan atheist Imad Eddin Habib is now on the run, after police began searching for him last week. Habib told Irshad Manji‘s Moral Courage TV that officers confronted his father, asking him to bring an end to his son’s activism. Habib is the founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims in Morocco,
A Moroccan rapper and activist was arrested by security forces last week, following claims that one of his songs is offensive to a public institution. Megaz El Haked was summoned to a court on the charge of offending a public authority. Lyrics in in one of his songs criticising the political situation