Cartoon on king's wealth banned in Morocco


Forgive the poor quality, but this is a cartoon depicting King Muhammad VI of Morocco jetskying on money. It was chosen as an illustration for an article in Courrier International, a French magazine that culls and translates articles from around the world. The issue of Courrier International that carried the cartoon was banned in Morocco. The article it accompanied originally appeared in the Moroccan French-language weekly Le Journal Hedbomadaire.

Update: And this cartoon that appeared in Le Monde alongside an article on the king by Jean-Pierre Tuquoi also got the issue banned:


Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,