Human rights activists in Morocco warned of an assault on freedom of expression after arrests of journalists and bloggers. Government spokesperson says that there is difference between free speech and committing felonies in response to human rights activists’ warning.
The Moroccan Counterterrorism Bureau has launched a pre-emptive operation against a cell of 13 ISIS militants. Since the emergence of extremist groups in the region, Morocco has instigated a number of security measures to counter their agenda.
Moulay Driss Zerhoun, nestled between two hills covered in olive groves, is where Idriss I founded Morocco's first Islamic dynasty. Every summer, thousands of Moroccans visit the small town where he is buried to perform the 'pilgrimage of the poor'.
In Morocco, a law on violence against women was passed in February 2018. While this move is a good start, activists say that it hasn't gone far enough to protect women from sexual harassment. As a result some activists have launched individual initiatives to try and help victims of sexual harassment.