What Happened When My Moroccan Students Discussed Press Freedom

Yesterday, one of my Global Politics Club students exceeded my expectations with a truly outstanding presentation on freedom of the media worldwide. The sources he cited were advanced pieces of economic and political research (including one from the LSE), and he presented them in layman’s terms so that his peers could understand, demonstrating mastery of the material. This is something not easy for anyone to accomplish- much less a non-native English speaker!

The climax of the presentation was when he showed us the map of media freedom worldwide. Everyone was fascinated by it – particularly by Morocco, shaded in blue to denote that its media was “not free.” It was an eye-opening moment for my students.

I am grateful that I get to do fulfilling work that gives my students a broader perspective. This is why I am a teacher!

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