The ongoing diplomatic crisis between Morocco and Saudi Arabia revealed the extent of the Moroccan government disdain for the domestic press. Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita gave a key interview to Al-Jazeera news during which he expressed misgivings about the Saudi led war in Yemen. His statements led to a cooling of relations between Rabat and Riyadh

Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.