Washington, D.C. - The Moroccan government, led by Prime Minister (PM) Abdelilah Benkirane, is in state of denial when it comes to press freedom in the country. By refusing to address specific cases of journalists’ harassments and restrictions on freedom of association, the Justice and Development Party (PJD)’s government is not fulfilling its promises to its electorate and further damaging the image of Morocco already battered by recent negative reports.

Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.