Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki

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Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki
الإتحاد الإشتراكي
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Socialist Union of Popular Forces
PublisherSocialist Union of Popular Forces
Founded1983; 36 years ago (1983)
Sister newspapersLibération

Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki (Arabic: الإتحاد الإشتراكي‎ meaning The Socialist Union)[1] is a daily Moroccan Arabic-language newspaper.

History and profile[edit]

Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki was first published in May 1983.[1][2][3] It is the successor to Al Muharrir (The Editor in English) which was shut down in June 1981.[1]

The paper is the organ of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces party.[4][5] Its sister paper is the francophone newspaper Libération.[5][6] Mohammad Brini served as the director of Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki[7] which is based in Casablanca.[8]

The 2001 circulation of the paper was 110,000 copies, making it the largest daily in Morocco.[2] It dropped to 65,000 copies in 2003.[1]

During the war in Iraq Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki added “No War” in English to the banner of each page which included Iraq-oriented news.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d 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)
  2. ^ a b Morocco Press Press Reference. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  3. ^ Morocco Archived 16 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine The Arab Press Network. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ a b 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 21 January 2014.
  6. ^ Moha Ennaji (20 January 2005). Multilingualism, Cultural Identity, and Education in Morocco. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 103. ISBN 978-0-387-23979-8. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Media landscape. Morocco". Menassat. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  9. ^ Dale F. Eickelman. "2 New media in the Arab Middle East and the emergence of open societies". In Robert W. Hefner (ed.). Remaking Muslim Politics (PDF). New Jersey: Princeton University Press. Retrieved 23 February 2014.

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