Media-Publisher Group Denounces Harassment Of Morocco By “Human Rights Watch”

Media-Publisher Group Denounces Harassment Of Morocco By “Human Rights Watch”

Rabat, July 29 (TNA) The Moroccan Association of Media and Publishers (AMME) on Thursday denounced, the harassment of Morocco by "Human Rights Watch" (HRW), “which remains faithful to its approach of impartiality, at odds with the principles of neutrality, objectivity and credibility in the drafting of thematic reports on human rights of an international nature.”

By acting in this way, this organization failed in its mission and revealed its true political identity suspicious, added the Association in a press release. As part of its missions to monitor the situation of Moroccan journalists and contribute to serious public, legal and constitutional debate around freedom of opinion and expression and other related fundamental rights, the AMME has taken knowledge of the report published by the organization "HRW", with a title that is anything but professional and which goes against ethical approaches in the drafting of human rights reports, with an irresponsible pun that conceals other purposes unrelated to the topics included in this report.

The Association has also said it was surprised by the degree of amateurism and confusion with which the report was drafted, without managing to come up with a new idea on the situation of the rights of professionals in the press and media sector in Morocco.

While expressing its astonishment at the timing of the publication of the report, which coincides with the celebration by the Moroccan people of the Feast of the Throne, the AMME registers with great regret that the organization "Human Rights Watch" remains faithful to its approach of impartiality, at odds with the principles of neutrality, objectivity and credibility in the drafting of thematic reports on human rights of an international nature, drafted in modern languages, "which we consider to be a kind of disinformation and deception of international public opinion”.

The AMME also pointed the finger at the persistence of "HRW" in sowing doubt, in a pathological way, around the institution of justice, the magistrates of Morocco and its courts, by returning to subjects, prosecutions and cases whose contexts have no connection with each other and on which verdicts have been rendered in the presence of lawyers, observers and human rights NGOs.

It was further pointed out that the authors of the report wanted, with premeditation, to undermine the institutions of security, justice, legislation and the independent Moroccan information sector, by permitting themselves to classify journalists either as “pro-Makhzen” or supporters of other parties, which is nonsense that exists only in the imagination of the writers of the report.

AMME reserves the right to follow up on all the untruths contained in the report, defeating them by all legal means and frames of reference in order to make the truth prevail, the press release concludes.

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