Founded in 1991, L’Economiste is the flagship outlet of the media group Ecomedias. It is a French-language daily, with individual sales averaging 12 999 copies, while overall circulation hovers at 16 162 copies.
Its founders, and historic Director of Publication and Editor-in-Chief, are the Dilami couple, both PhD holders in the fields of Public Law - for M. Dilami - and in Applied Economics - for Mrs. Dilami.
The paper’s editorial positioning was, from the beginning a reflection of its founders’ background, and has remained over the past two decades dedicated to catering to the needs and interests of the economic elite and technocrats in terms of news content. As such, not being a general-news outlet, it stood out in the Moroccan newsprint landscape.
It is also clear that this outlet’s positioning has been along the lines of defending the liberal economic policies of the country and justifying its chosen path for economic development.
Media Companies / Groups
ECO - MEDIAS
L’Economiste 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.
Group / Individual Owner
Marie Therese Borrut (known as Nadia Salah)
SUNERGIA is a market research, polling and marketing group, created in 1989. Studies and opinion polls published in the French-language L’Economiste owned by ECO-MEDIAS are often entrusted to this shareholder.
Abdelmounaïm Dilami I Nadia Salah
Affiliated Interests Founder
Dilami and his spouse are the owners of EcoMedias, also publishing the daily newspaper Assabah and Atlantic radio station.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Dilami is the president of the EcoMedias board of directors of the company that owns l’Economiste and its second major shareholder, trailing his spouse by a few shares.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
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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. | Audience share number was computed with the OJD data. |