Assabah is the 3rd most read Moroccan daily newspaper. It was founded in 2000 by the EcoMedias group , a major press group presided by Abdelmounaim Dilami who is also publishing director for this outlet. It is an Arabic language daily newspaper that has a distribution averaging 32 556 copies a month.
Following its creation, the paper was often hailed as being part of a new type of Arabic-language press, that addressed the masses, was not afraid of so-called red lines and steered away from official editorial lines. However, over the years, it has proven on several occasions its bias towards the security apparatus and has been playing a considerable part in feeding the fear of a supposedly islamist threat towards the nation. The recurrence of non-verified or misleading informations while never bringing a correction to or explanation for said behaviour is poses a serious question as to the editorial positioning of this outlet.
Media Companies / Groups
ECO - MEDIAS
Assabah is owned by EcoMedia. As of 2008, capital ownership of this company was split between 6 major shareholders and 4 small shareholders, owning 1 share each, such as the Bensalah/Chakroun Couple.
Abdelmounaïm Dilami I Nadia Salah
Affiliated Interests Founder
Dilami and his spouse are the owners of EcoMedias, also publishing the daily newspaper L’Economiste and Atlantic radio station.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Belyazid worked as Director of Human Ressources for a pharmaceutical company and a clothing company prior to joining the team of L’Economiste at the time of its creation as Editing General Secretary. He climbed the ladder first within the newspaper then in EcoMedias and is now its General Director.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
70, bd Massira El Khadra - 20330 Casablanca, Morocco0522 953 660
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