Washington - In reporting on Morocco, "objectivity" and “journalistic ethics” do not appear to concern most French journalists these days. Recent scandals in its coverage of the Maghreb, the once loved and revered French Media has shown a level of media bias and unethical behaviors that are more common in autocratic nations than in the land of 'liberté, égalité, fraternité'. Once respected and even feared, the French press is losing its moral high ground in the francophone world.

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