Driss Ksikes

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Driss Ksikes (born in 1968, Casablanca) is a Moroccan journalist. He was a former editor-in-chief of the francophone Tel Quel magazine. In 2006, he left TelQuel to be the editor-in-chief and director of publication of the arabophone and darijophone Nichane magazine. Ksikes wrote two plays ( "Ils" and " Le Saint des Incertains" and published a novel: Ma boite noire.

In December 2006, Ksikes and another journalist, Sanaa al-Aji, were prosecuted for "defaming Islam and damaging morality" after the publication of a subject treating the Moroccan Humour. The religious sides of some first time published jokes referring to the Islamic religion, Muhammad and Hassan II, the late king of Morocco. He received a three-year suspended sentence and was ordered to pay fines of $8,000. He has also been banned from working for two months.

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  • Novel by Driss Ksikes: Ma boîte noire, ed. Le Grand Souffle Ed., Paris, France, 2006, ISBN 978-2-916492-02-5