Morocco's topselling Arabic language weekly Nichane
, which had taken up in the past taboo subjects like monarchy and Islam, closed shop last week blaming "the highest circles of power" for organising a boycott of advertisers.
The trouble for the magazine began last year after Nichane
, its French-language sister publication TelQuel
and France's Le Monde
newspaper conducted an opinion poll on the monarchy. The poll, which found that King Mohammed VI had done a good overall job in the first decade of his reign but needed to do more to reduce poverty,...