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Racines is a Casablanca-based non-profit organization, advocating for the integration of culture into public policies. Racines organises programmes across Morocco, and reports on issues relating to culture, including on art for social change and on freedom of artistic expression. It defends the use of culture as a tool for citizen emancipation and seeks to act collectively to create an equitable democracy.

Journalists and media workers critical of the government face harassment and arrest in some instances, and the country's press law includes prison terms for “maliciously” spreading “false information”. There are reports of torture and ill-treatment of human rights defenders in detention and activists held have been incommunicado.