While press freedoms have seemingly improved in Morocco, officials remain weary and suspicious of domestic independent news organizations. In recent years, authorities have tolerated a small number of nonpartisan media outlets and allowed a thin margin of press openness, but limits persist.

The Departure of Aicha Akalay and the Demise of the Independent Press in Morocco
Moroccan journalist Aicha Akalay
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.