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Morocco should drop absurd charges against a journalist (the Washington Post)

It is obvious that the monarch fears unfettered journalism will raise uncomfortable questions about its rule. Such is the unspoken nightmare of autocrats everywhere. They fear a free press and open debate will undermine their legitimacy. Certainly, a free press can be prickly, unpredictable and independent, but bottling it up just leads to more pressure later on — and more doubts about legitimacy.

This article is available in full:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/morocco-should-drop-absurd-charges-against-a-journalist/2014/05/18/668b8f46-dd0c-11e3-bda1-9b46b2066796_story.html


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