reputation laundering

It seems that the French embassy in Rabat is trying to block the Moroccan press and restrict their right to expression, in view of what official France did, which confiscated the freedom of the Cnews channel and prevented it at the last moment from receiving Farhat Mhenni, head of the interim government of the Republic of Kabylia.

What is striking is that the truth statement published by the French Embassy in Rabat not only deliberately interfered with the editorial line of the national media platforms; Rather, he crossed the barrier of secrecy imposed on diplomatic and consular work, and even spoke of published comments! The French embassy did not only address the Moroccan press, but also the authors of comments and blogs, in an unprecedented diligence in the work of foreign representations in Morocco.

lost diplomatic statement

Much of Moroccan public opinion did not understand why the French embassy in Rabat contacted him on an issue that had nothing to do with him! This is what led many commenters to label this message as “missing”, because it was issued by someone who doesn’t have the ability and was addressed to someone who doesn’t care at all.

The subject of this communication refers to a French channel, not Moroccan, and the person who is prohibited from speaking and speaking on that channel is a Kabyle citizen residing in France and at the head of the interim government of the Republic of Kabylia, which is currently with headquartered in France, not in Morocco. Why, then, does the French Embassy in Rabat communicate with the Moroccan press and public opinion?

Furthermore, it was the French press itself, not the Moroccan press, who accused the French authorities of being behind the ban; Indeed, the journalists of the Cnews channel, in turn, spoke about the background to this ban, and the interim government of the Republic of Kabylia did the same, according to an official statement signed by its president.

The French authorities are supposed to communicate with those who launched these accusations in official communiqués and public statements, and not publish a statement of the misplaced truth addressed to Moroccan public opinion, which, like other peoples of the world, released video clips documenting for prevent Farhat Mehenni from entering the photography studio at the last moment, despite the official announcement of this aborted episode.

Report… Reputation laundering

Many bloggers and commentators considered the declaration by the French embassy in Rabat to be a failed effort, aimed more at whitewashing than serious communication with the Moroccan media.

The authors of this comment relied on the fact that the video clips documenting the Farhat Muhanni lockout scandal via Cnews were broadcast on various media channels and platforms in most countries of the world! Why haven’t all the French embassies abroad communicated with the people of the countries that have seen and witnessed this scandal, which profoundly affects freedom of opinion and expression? Why was the Moroccan public opinion attacked with this erroneous report, even though it is not at all concerned about this scandal?

Another side of Moroccan public opinion saw in the statement from Macron’s embassy in Rabat an open medium and a staunch ploy to prevent the Moroccan press from delving into the internal affairs and issues of France, as if what is allowed to them we were forbidden. ; It is the official France that took Pegasus out of the genie bottle in its secret services that today tries to prevent the Moroccan press from interacting with the scandal that prevented Farhat Mhenni from expressing himself on one of the French channels.

For the French Embassy in Morocco, it is no secret that institutional communication has its own label and conditions, and that diplomatic and consular work has its controls and rules. Among them is respect for the intelligence of the people of the host country. As for denial for mere denial, it is not a communicative mechanism, but an elusion of the truth that seeks to whitewash the reputation of a country that oversees the hostility of all the peoples of Africa.