Background Briefing

Morocco: Prosecution of Independent Newsweeklies

May 2006


International legal standards

A record libel judgment against Le Journal

Appeal courts confirm two costly libel judgments against TelQuel

Al-Ayyam convicted for writing about the harems of past monarchs

Al-Ousbou`iyya director charged for interview questioning monarchy

Fine and suspended prison term for “insulting” foreign head of state

Will licensing of private broadcasters diversify news and views?