Al Muharrir (Arabic: المُحَرِّر; the Liberator or the Editor) was an daily newspaper published in Morocco. It was in circulation between December 1974 and June 1981.

Al Muharrir
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Socialist Union of Popular Forces
PublisherSocialist Union of Popular Forces
FoundedDecember 1974
Political alignmentSocialist
Ceased publicationJune 1981

History and profile


Al Muharrir was first published in December 1974.[1] The daily was the organ of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces party.[2][3] Therefore, it had a socialist leaning[4] and oppositional stance.[5]

Omar Benjelloun served as the editor-in-chief of the paper who was assassinated on 18 December 1975.[6] Later Mustafa Karchawi assumed the post.[7] Mohammed Abed Al Jabri, a Moroccan critic and academic, was among the significant contributors of the paper from its start.[1][4] Abdelkerim Mouti was another regular contributor.[8]

Together with other opposition papers, including Al Alam and L'Opinion, Al Muharrir was frequently suspended during the mid-1970s.[8] The paper ceased publication in June 1981.[9][10] It was succeeded by Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki which was first published in May 1983.[9][11]


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  2. ^ Valérie K. Orlando (2009). Francophone Voices of the "New" Morocco in Film and Print. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 135. ISBN 978-0-230-62259-3.
  3. ^ Mohammed El Sayed Selim (2014). "Towards a New WMD Agenda in the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: An Arab Perspective". In George Joffe; Alvaro Vasconcelos (eds.). The Barcelona Process: Building a Euro-Mediterranean Regional Community. London; New York: Routledge. p. 134. ISBN 978-1-135-30982-4.
  4. ^ a b Jaafar Aksikas (2009). Arab Modernities: Islamism, Nationalism, and Liberalism in the Post-colonial Arab World. New York: Peter Lang. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-4331-0534-0.
  5. ^ El Mustapha Lahlali (2011). Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media. Edinburg: Edinburgh University Press. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-7486-8864-7.
  6. ^ Henry Munson Jr (Summer 1991). "Morocco's Fundamentalists". Government and Opposition. 26 (3): 341. doi:10.1111/j.1477-7053.1991.tb01145.x. S2CID 143667071.
  7. ^ Robin Bidwell (2012). Dictionary of Modern Arab History. London; New York: Routledge. p. 429. ISBN 978-1-136-16298-5.
  8. ^ a b Mohammed Ibahrine (2005). The Internet and Politics in Morocco (PhD thesis). University of Hamburg.
  9. ^ a b William A. Rugh (2004). Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics. Westport, CT; London: Praeger. p. 98. ISBN 978-0-275-98212-6.
  10. ^ "Moroccan human rights groups". Amnesty International. 1991. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Morocco". The Arab Press Network. Archived from the original on 16 February 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.