Created in 2001, by Noureddine Miftah, Al Ayam is an Arabic-language weekly newspaper, distributed at a monthly average of 10 763 copies. Only about sixty percent of this distribution are actually the result of individual purchase. It is edited by the company Mediayam, of which Miftah is general director - and also the outlet’s editor-in-chief.
Its creation followed Miftah and his editorial team’s departure from the widely popular Arabic-language weekly Assahifa. The aim was at first to maintain a rigorous and quasi-similar editorial line to Assahifa. Over time, however, with the departure of key figures such as Maria Moukrim, the weekly saw its editorial line change to become less contentious.
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Al Ayam Media is under the ownership of the LLC Mediayam.
Affiliated Interests Founder
Moureddine Miftah is a former journalist at the Arabic-language daily newspaper Al Itiihad Al Ichtiraki, owned by the left-wing party Socialist Union of Popular Forces [USFP]. He is now also the President of the Moroccan federation of newspaper editors [FMEJ].
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According to Moroccan law, media outlets are not required to disclose their financial information. However, their publishing companies are required to do so. I Audience share number was computed with the OJD data. I Information was obtained through a meeting with Miftah on 9th October 2017.