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Type Daily newspaper
Founder(s) Istiqlal Party
Editor-in-chief Jamal Hajjam
Founded 1965; 53 years ago (1965)
Language French
Headquarters Rabat
Sister newspapers Al-Alam
Website L'Opinion

L'Opinion is a daily francophone Moroccan newspaper.

History and profile[edit]

L'Opinion was established in 1965.[1][2] The daily is the organ of the Istiqlal Party.[1] It is the sister publication of the Arabic-language newspaper Al-Alam[1][3][4] and is based in Rabat.[5]

During the mid-1970s the paper was frequently banned by the Moroccan authorities together with its sister publication, Al Alam, and Al Muharrir, another oppositional paper.[6]

The 2001 circulation of the paper was 60,000 copies.[7] It was 70,000 copies in 2003, making it the second most read paper in the country.[2]


  1. ^ a b c 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Thomas K. Park; Aomar Boum (16 January 2006). Historical Dictionary of Morocco. Scarecrow Press. p. 243. ISBN 978-0-8108-6511-2. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Media landscape. Morocco". Menasset. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Mohammed Ibahrine (2005). "The Internet and Politics in Morocco" (PhD Thesis). Hamburg: University of Hamburg. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Morocco Press Press Reference. Retrieved 21 January 2013.

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