03 May 2006

What does the Moroccan government want?


Accused of defamation, Le Journal hebdomadaire an « independent » Moroccan newspaper has been condemned into paying almost $340.000. This is not the first time a newspaper is prosecuted like this, just last week three others endured the same treatment and they could thus close, according to this article on Liberation.fr
What is the message here, I really don’t get it. Do they or do they not want us Moroccan to evolve?

3 comments:

Behrooz said...

It is clever. Insead of closing them as they do in Iran they just make them do it with their own choice!!

soumiaz said...

I do not know if we can call that a choice, they're forced. They don't have that money to stay in business.

Faisal said...

I think that was behrooz's point. The choice is: write about this stuff, and you get fined and go out of business or shut up about it and continue.

It's despicable!