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Crusading Moroccan journalist ready to found new website if authorities don't unblock previous

A prominent Moroccan editor known for his taboo-breaking coverage is ready to start a new online news site to replace the one blocked by authorities.

Ali Anouzla, who was charged with advocating terrorism and aiding terrorists after his Lakome.com news site wrote about an al-Qaida video criticizing Morocco and its king, has kept a low profile since being freed on bail in October following a month in prison.

As part of his bail agreement the authorities blocked his website, but he has since asked them to have it restored.

Anouzla said in Wednesday in the first media conference since his release that if authorities continued to ignore his requests to reopen the site, he would launch "Lakome 2."

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