Echorouk El Yawmi

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Echorouk El Yawmi
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Cover of the issue 5397 of the newspaper (March 14, 2017)
Cover of the issue 5397 of Echorouk El Yawmi (March 14, 2017)
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Echorouk Group
President Ali Fodil
Editor Nasreddine Kacem
Founded 1990; 27 years ago (1990) (as Echorouk Al Arabi)
Language Arabic
Headquarters Abdelkader Sefir Press House, Kouba, Algiers
City Algiers
Country Algeria
Website www.echoroukonline.com

Echorouk (in Arabic الشروق اليومي) or Ech Chorouk El Youmi (Arabic, aš-šurūqu-l-yawmi, The Daily Dawn) is a daily newspaper in Algeria published Saturday to Thursday in the tabloid format. It is the second-largest daily Arabophone newspaper (after El Khabar).

History[edit]

Echorouk El Yawmi was started in 1990 under the name of Echorouk Al Arabi.[1] It is independent, and often critical of the government and the Islamist rebel movements which remain active after the Algerian Civil War.[2] The newspaper also publishes Echorouk El Ousboui, a weekly supplement.[2]

The newspaper's online version – Echorouk Online – was the third most visited website in 2010 in the MENA region.[3]

In July 2015, Echorouk El Yawmi partnered with the British Council in Algeria to launch a competition to learn English. The newspaper used to publish a series of weekly articles in English from July 24 to August 20, 2015. Participants had to read the articles then answer the two asked questions on the newspaper's website, the British Council's website, or the Facebook page. The prizes were granted to five winners and were awarded in September in a ceremony held at the UK Ambassador's Residence in Algiers in presence of prominent personalities.[4]

2006 Qadhafi affair[edit]

In a fall 2006 trial, the leader of neighbouring Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, took the unprecedented step of suing the paper in an Algerian court for defamation. The court decided on October 31 that Ech Chorouk's reporting of Qadhafi's attempts to induce Algerian Tuaregs to separatism had slandered the Libyan leader, and suspended the paper for two months. The editor and the responsible reporter were both sentenced to six months in jail. The verdict was condemned as a strike against press freedom by virtually the entire Algerian independent press and numerous political parties, as well as from international press watchdogs.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Algeria". The Arab Press Network. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Cristina Romero. "Media Landscapes. Algeria". European Journalism Center. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Forbes Releases Top 50 MENA Online Newspapers; Lebanon Fails to Make Top 10". Jad Aoun. October 28, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ Bouakba, Marwa (July 24, 2015). "Echorouk and British Council launch English language competition". Echorouk Online. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Two journalists sentenced to six months in prison for defaming Libya’s president Moammar Gadhafi". Reporters Sans Frontières. Algeria. 1 November 2006. Archived from the original on 30 October 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 

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