Le Matin du Sahara et du Maghreb

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Le Matin du Sahara et du Maghreb
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Owner(s)Othman Al Omeir
Founder(s)Maroc Soir
Founded1971; 48 years ago (1971)
Political alignmentPro-government
Sister newspapersAssahra Al Maghribiya
WebsiteLe Matin

Le Matin du Sahara et du Maghreb (also known as Le Matin) is a daily francophone Saudi-owned Moroccan newspaper.[1] It was founded on 1 November 1971, as replacement of pro-colonial daily Le Petit Marocain, whose publisher Mas Presse was seized and given to the cousin of Hassan II and his minister of communication Moulay Hafid Alaoui.[2]

History and profile[edit]

Le Matin was first published in 1971.[3][4] The paper belongs to Maroc Soir Group[5] and is based in Casablanca.[6]

The newspaper is known for its pro-government stances.[7] Its sister newspaper is Assahra Al Maghribiya.[1] In 2006, Le Matin launched its Gulf edition which is also printed in French.[8]

The 2001 circulation was 100,000 copies, making it the second largest daily along with Al Alam newspaper in the country.[9] However, its 2003 circulation dropped to 50,000 copies.[3]

See also[edit]

List of newspapers in Morocco


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  2. ^ Louis Gravier (January 1972). "La disparition des quotidiens du groupe Mas répondait aux vœux de la population". Le Monde Diplomatique. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  3. ^ 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.
  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. ^ Morocco - Media Landscape Journalism Network, Retrieved 8 October 2013
  6. ^ "Media landscape. Morocco". Menasset. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Morocco. The Media". Rough Guides. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Moroccan Publishing Group to Expand to Gulf States". The Arab Press Network. 11 April 2006. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  9. ^ Morocco Press Press Reference. Retrieved 21 January 2013.

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