End unlawful surveillance of journalists and other critics and enact laws guaranteeing adequate privacy protections.

Morocco is located in Northern Africa and has a population of 37.8 million people. Its 2011 constitution enshrines the right to freedom of opinion and expression, however, in practice, this constitutional guarantee is not honored by Moroccan authorities which constantly harass, intimidate and prosecute journalists, independent media, civil society, human rights defenders and citizens expressing themselves on matters of public interest. Surveillance is also rampant and the use of sophisticated methods and systems by intelligence agencies and police to silence critics and crack down on civil society is well-documented.

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    Households with internet access in 2020

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    Individuals using internet in 2020

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    Fixed Broadband Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in 2020

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    Press Freedom Ranking in 2022

Upr cycle

Morocco was last reviewed in May 2022.

Digital Rights and Free Expression Recommendations

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    Partner organisations

    Over a hundred local and international human rights organisations are part of the wider Uproar programme. You can find them listed here.

    Morocco cluster

    The country clusters are a local working group in each Uproar target country made up of our partner organisations. The clusters are organised by local lead organisations, who then coordinate local civil society and human rights defenders with digital rights expertise to engage in national-level advocacy and campaigning.