Le Petit Marocain

Le Petit Marocain was a daily publication founded during the protectorate-era in Morocco[1] and the predecessor publication of Le Matin.

Le Petit Marocain
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Mas Presse
Founded1925
LanguageFrench
Ceased publication1972
HeadquartersCasablanca
OCLC number35359124

History and profileEdit

Le Petit Marocain was founded in 1925[2] and was based in Casablanca.[3] The paper belonged to the company "Mas Presse" which was controlled by French nationals Pierre Mas and Yves Mas.[4][5]

Its editorial line was ultra-colonialist, and it actively sought the promotion of the colonial policies of France in the country and it notably supported the Vichy government and the deposition and exile of Mohammed V.[4]

The newspaper ceased on 1 November 1972 when the control of "Mas presse" was given to Moulay Hafid Alaoui, cousin of Hassan II and minister of information during that time.[4] It was replaced, on the same day, by Le Matin,[4] a daily dedicated to the promotion of the image of the Moroccan King; its purchase was compulsory for all state administrations.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Moha Ennaji (20 January 2005). Multilingualism, Cultural Identity, and Education in Morocco. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 103. ISBN 978-0-387-23979-8. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  2. ^ "1949-1955 Le Petit Marocain". Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  3. ^ Le petit marocain. World Cat. OCLC 35359124.
  4. ^ a b c d Louis Gravier (January 1972). "La disparition des quotidiens du groupe Mas répondait aux vœux de la population". Le Monde Diplomatique. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  5. ^ El Mustapha Lahlali (6 June 2011). Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media. Oxford University Press. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-7486-8864-7. Retrieved 7 September 2014.

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