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Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki

Founded in 1983, Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki, an Arabic-language daily newspaper, is the official media outlet of the party of the same name: the Socialist Union of Popular Forces, which also owns the French-language Libération). Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki was created to replace Al Moharir, an influential outlet of the Moroccan left, after it was banned by the regime in June 1981.

 

 

The 1990s were a time where this news outlet reached record sales. Its historic numbers included the issues where it covered the ‘Tabit scandal’, a story that involved Police Superintendent Tabit in a prostitution scandal who was later sentenced to death. Its popularity was primarily due to its editorial line that was committed to defending the need for a democratic transition in Morocco and its stance against the first Gulf War and in defence of the Palestinian cause.

 

 

At the time of political power changes and the negotiated entrance in the government of Prime Minister Youssoufi, from the left-wing opposition party USFP, this outlet ceased its publishing overtly critical stances. This has propmted many of its journalists to abandon the newspaper, amongst them its historical Director, journalist Mohamed El Brini, who in 1998 founded Al Ahdat Al Maghribia.

 

In the current context, where the party USFP has been annihilated on the political scene, Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki finds it difficult to compete with Arabic-language outlets such as Al Akhbar, Al Massae or Assabah.

 

Key facts

Audience Share

1.5%

Ownership Type

private

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

paid content

Data Unavailable

ownership data is not publicly available, company/channel denies the release of information or does not respond, no public record exists

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Ownership

Ownership Structure

Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki

Voting Rights

MD

Facts

General Information

Founding Year

1983

Founder

USFP Party

Ceo

MD

Affiliated Interests Ceo

MD

Editor-In-Chief

MD

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

MD

Contact

33, Rue Emir Abdelkader - Casablanca, Morocco

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

N/A

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

N/A

Advertising (in % of total funding)

MD

Market Share

MD

Further Information

Meta Data

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.

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