Amar and his wife, general manager Fatim Zahra Lqadiri, check a video in Casablanca, Morocco.
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The newest entrant to Morocco's media scene has already reported on a disgraced former foreign minister and a scandal about blackmailing the king. The investigative website Le Desk is the latest example of the accelerating migration of Moroccan journalism away from heavily restricted print and broadcast outlets toward the less-regulated online media scene. The shift started with government critics whose print publications were shut down and who went online instead to express their views. Discussions between journalists span from infographics to the latest gossip in Morocco's political scene.Monjib faces charges along with six other activists and journalists.Amar's own background is indicative of the shift in the media in Morocco and in several countries touched by the Arab Spring uprisings, which shook up political structures and saw a rise of dissenting voices online.He led publication of the respected weekly Le Journal, once the hallmark of critical journalism in Morocco. While many countries require official accreditation for online and other journalists, critics of the government fear Moroccan authorities will use the new rules to silence independent voices.
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