Al Massae was launched by Rachid Niny in 2006. The paper is an independent publication and has no affiliation to the government or any political party.
In October 2008, its publisher and editor Rachid Niny was condemned to pay 6,120,000 dirhams (560,000 euros) for alleged "defamation" and "public injury" for a November 2007 article about the presence of an unnamed judge at an alleged homosexual marriage in Ksar el-Kebir. In November, around 500 persons demonstrated in Rabat against the government and supporting freedom of expression and information. In December, Niny was condemned again to pay 620,000 dirhams for alleged "defamation" and "public injury", accused by the dean of Rabat bar association. This high sanctions compromised the continued publication of the newspaper.