Aujourd’hui Le Maroc
Created in 2001, by the current director of the State news agency, Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), Khalid Hachimi Idrissi, who started his journalistic career in Maroc Hebdo, known for its close relationship to the regime. It is edited by the company ALM Publishing S. A, now belonging to media group Caracteres. In 2016, this daily paper was drawn at an average of 10 000 copies, is distributed at an average of 5 856 copies while individual purchase hovers at around 1 372 copies. Its current director of publishing is Saâd Benmansour, also publishing and editing director of La Vie ECO. The outlet’s history and editorial line are intertwined with its founder and his ties to political power.
Media Companies / Groups
Aujourd'hui Le Maroc is owned by ALM Publishing, a public limited company with a management and supervisory board.
Group / Individual Owner
Akwa is a large holding group that owns amongst others the fourth highest performing Moroccan company (Afriquia) that reached a revenue of $US 2 Billions in 2015. It belongs to Moroccan billionaire Aziz Akhannouch.
Ahmed Jamai is the CEO of the Groupe Jamai, a family-owned real-estate group involved in key projects in the country.
Khalil Hachimi Idrissi
Affiliated Interests Founder
Khalid Hachimi Idrissi has been, since 2011, the director of state news agency Maghreb Arab Press [MAP].
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Saad Benmansour is also the CEO of the French-language daily newspaper La Vie Eco.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Rue Bassatine – Immeuble Myr – Etage 5 – Bd de la Résistance – Casablanca,Morocco 05 22 45 75 60 à 63
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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 about the editorial line of the paper and its founder was published in 2013 in two lengthy articles on Lakome and Demain, now defunct papers. They are now available at OPENAM (ttp://www.opemam.org/node/723?language=es ) and Osservatorio Internazionale (http://fr.ossin.org/maroc/1029-cour-des-comptes-la-map-et-le-deni-de-realite), accessed on October 19th, 2017 I