Morocco bans Spanish paper

The leading Spanish daily, el Pais, is the latest paper to be censored by the Moroccan authorities. Distribution of its Saturday edition was blocked in Morocco for "attacking the monarchy". 

El Pais had reprinted a cartoon which first appeared in Le Monde (also banned) as well as a caricature of the king's cousin, Prince Moulay Ismail, for which the Moroccan newspaper Akhbar al-Youm is currently being prosecuted. 

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 28 October 2009.