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Morocco’s Leading Independent Magazine Is Shut Down – Former WORD Editor/Producer Writes in Huffington Post Article

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

“Last week, something extremely shocking happened: the Moroccan authorities took control of our newsroom and offices while we were working on that week’s edition. They sealed the place and changed the locks. The next day, my editor informed us that the magazine had been pretty much sentenced to death and executed by the government. The reason it was closed: judicial liquidation but it is, in reality, a political decision to shut down this icon of the free press in Morocco.” — Article by Aida Alami, Freelance Writer Living in Morrocco.

Read the rest of her article here.