Casablanca- Following the accusation of sexual harassment of a high-ranking executive at the Moroccan TV channel 2M, the directors of 2M have appointed a commission to investigate the allegations of two interns.
2M has recently announced the appointment of a commission whose mission is to investigate a case of sexual harassment, which allegedly targeted trainees within its institution.
In a statement released last Wednesday, February 5, the channel’s management department said it had not received any complaints from its trainees and employees about cases of sexual harassment.
However, 2M rejects such behaviors within its institution, which “taints the channel’s reputation.” Still, 2M appointed two administrators, two lawyers, and two staff representatives to constitute the commission.
The two victims did not choose a traditional path in denouncing the perpetrator. Instead of lodging a complaint in the court, they informed a member of the Party of Justice and Development (PJD), which leads the coalition government. This government official then accused an executive of the channel of sexual harassment based on these testimonies.
While sexual harassment is still believed by many Moroccans to be exclusively a street behavior, this phenomenon has ostensibly found its way to where it is less expected, and it is gradually becoming ubiquitous in both public and private spaces.
Edited by Katrina Bushko
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