Al Ahdath Al Maghribia
Al Ahdath Al Maghribia was created in 1998 by Mohamed Brini, the historic director of widely-read partisan paper Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki, of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (Union Socialiste des Forces Populaires [USFP]). Today, it is edited by La Fondation Maghrébine des Médias, owned by Mr. Ahmed Charai’s Global Media Holding, a major media conglomerate in the country.
At the time of its creation, the left opposition party USFP saw its first access to power. As dissent wise rising, and new political voices started being heard, Al Ahdath was created with the aim to provide a platform to the reforming voices of the USFP party, who were not satisfied by the party’s official print outlet.
Over time, this daily has become a space to express opposition to the Islamists and their party before becoming one of the media outlets that vehemently defends the security apparatus. Al Ahdath Al Maghribia is known for keeping a well-defined editorial line against the Islamist party that has been leading the government since 2011 - the Justice and Development Party (Parti de la Justice et du Développement [PJD]). Possible ties to the Ministry of Interior and the security apparatus have been suggested following certain articles published in the paper.
As of 2016, its overall distribution reached a daily average of 6 964 copies, of which 2.87% were unpaid distribution. Its director of publishing is Mokhtar Leghzioui and editor in chief is Abdelmjid Hechadi.
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Entreprise Maghrébine de Médias
Al Ahdath Al Maghribia is owned by the Entreprise Maghrébine de Médias
Affiliated Interests Founder
Mohamed Brini was the historic director of the widely read partisan daily newspaper Al Ittihad Al Ichttiraki owned by the Socialist Union of Popular Forces [USFP].
Moulay Ahmed Charai
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Moulay Ahmed Charai is the owner and CEO of Global Media Holding
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
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