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Al-Alam (logo).png
Type Daily newspaper
Editor-in-chief Omar Al Darkoli
Founded 1946; 72 years ago (1946)
Language Arabic
Headquarters Rabat
Sister newspapers L'Opinion
Website Al Alam

Al-Alam (The Flag in English) is an arabophone Moroccan daily newspaper.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Al Alam was founded in September 1946.[1][2] The paper, based in Rabat,[3] is the organ of the nationalist Istiqlal party.[4][5][6] The party also publishes L'Opinion.[4]

During the mid-1970s the paper was frequently banned by the Moroccan authorities together with its sister publication, L'Opinon, and Al Muharrir, another oppositional paper.[7]

The 2001 circulation of Al Alam was 100,000 copies, making it the second largest daily in the country.[8] It was 18,000 copies in 2003.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Thomas K. Park; Aomar Boum (16 January 2006). Historical Dictionary of Morocco. Scarecrow Press. p. 243. ISBN 978-0-8108-6511-2. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Valérie K. Orlando (23 June 2009). Francophone Voices of the "New" Morocco in Film and Print. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 135. ISBN 978-0-230-62259-3. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Media landscape. Morocco". Menasset. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Moha Ennaji (20 January 2005). Multilingualism, Cultural Identity, and Education in Morocco. Springer. p. 103. ISBN 978-0-387-23979-8. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b William A. Rugh (2004). Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics. Westport: Praeger. p. 98. Retrieved 21 January 2014.  – via Questia (subscription required)
  6. ^ Loubna H. Skalli (2011). "Constructing Arab Female Leadership Lessons from the Moroccan Media". Gender & Society. 25 (475). doi:10.1177/0891243211411051. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Mohammed Ibahrine (2005). "The Internet and Politics in Morocco" (PhD Thesis). Hamburg: University of Hamburg. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Morocco Press Press Reference. Retrieved 21 January 2013.

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