Al Ahdath Al Maghribia

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Al Ahdath Al Maghribia
الأحداث المغربية
Al Ahdath logo
Type Daily newspaper
Publisher Entreprise Maghrebine de Médias
Editor-in-chief Mokhtar Laghzioui
Founded 1999; 18 years ago (1999)
Political alignment Independent
Language Arabic
Headquarters Casablanca

Al Ahdath Al Maghribia (Arabic: الأحداث المغربية, "The Moroccan News"‎‎)[1] is a daily Moroccan tabloid.

History and profile[edit]

Al Ahdath Al Maghribia was established by Mohammad Brini[2] and other socialist dissidents in 1999.[3][4] The publisher is Entreprise Maghrebine de Médias.[5]

The newspaper's editor is Mokhtar Laghzioui and it is headquartered in Casablanca.[6]

Although the paper has an independent socialist political leaning, it is close to the Socialist Union of Popular Forces.[7] The paper is based in Casablanca.[8]

As of June 2012 Mokhtar Laghzioui was the editor-in-chief of the daily.[9]

The newspaper is controversial for pioneering many genres of stories not pursued before by other newspapers. It is both high and low brow, offering articles on both philosophy and personal advise columns. It has a sensational style and has been threatened by some for violating social norms.[citation needed]

The 2003 circulation of the paper was 80,000 copies, making it the most read newspaper in the country.[4]


  1. ^ Aziz Douai (2009). "In Democracy's Shadow: The 'New' Independent Press and the Limits of Media Reform in Morocco" (PDF). Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. 6 (1). Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Marvine Howe (2 June 2005). Morocco : The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges: The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges. Oxford University Press. p. 240. ISBN 978-0-19-534698-5. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b William A. Rugh (2004). Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 103. ISBN 978-0-275-98212-6. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Licensed Content Sources". SyndiGate. 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Morocco: Newspapers Kidon. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  7. ^ Morocco The Arab Press Network. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Media landscape. Morocco". Menasset. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Imam says newspaper editor "must be killed" for calling for individual rights for Moroccan people". Maghreb Christians. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 

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