La Dépêche marocaine

La Dépêche marocaine was a daily francophone Moroccan newspaper published in Tangier.[1]

La Dépêche marocaine
Ceased publication1961
OCLC number751728311

History and profileEdit

La Dépêche marocaine is considered the oldest published newspaper in Morocco[2] after being founded by Rober-Raynaud in 1905.[3][4] The paper reported the use of chemical weapons against the Rif during the war between Spain and Morocco on 27 November 1921.[5]

In 1951, Le Monde journalist Claude Julien became its editor-in-chief.[6] The newspaper ceased to be published in 1961.[2] It was the only paper published in French in Morocco until its disestablishment.[7]

There exist collections of the newspaper in volumes in both the Bibliothèque nationale de France[2] and the Library of Congress.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Jonathan G. Katz (16 November 2006). Murder in Marrakesh: Amile Mauchamp and the French Colonial Adventure. Indiana University Press. p. 75. ISBN 0-253-11233-8. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b c (in French) - "Tangier at the 20th century". Tangier. Retrieved 11 April 2007.
  3. ^ "Caf". Time Magazine. 26 April 1943. Retrieved 11 April 2007.
  4. ^ Hamza Tayebi (July 2013). "Print Journalism in Morocco: From the Pre-colonial Period to the Present Day". Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. 4 (6). Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  5. ^ "NATO: chemical weapons against civilians". The Foundation. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Claude Julien". Le Monde Diplomatique. Retrieved 11 April 2007.
  7. ^ Robert Justin Goldstein (2001). Political Censorship. Taylor & Francis. p. 257. ISBN 978-1-57958-320-0. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Morocco 19th and 20th Century Newspapers in Original Format". Library of Congress.

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