The Moroccan press has realized great strides during the last few years. Through the efforts of successive generations of journalists, this sector has been a successful tool for the education of the people, the spreading of culture and the enhancement of free dialogue. It has helped the multiplicity of views and ideas.
In recent years, the number of newspapers has grown considerably. The publishing of a newspaper involves a very simple procedure. It only necessitates a proper authorization from the competent authorities and any citizen has the right to publish a newspaper or magazine whether political, cultural, artistic, sports or professional.
The State provides annual financial subsidies to the newspapers and press as well as other materials and technical support in order to assist them to fulfill their proper role.
Moroccan News Agency MAGHREB ARAB PRESS “MAP”: Before the independence, foreign news agencies dominated and monopolized news distribution in Morocco, a situation that did not reflect and give a true image of the country. Soon after Morocco gained independence, there was an urgent need for the creation of a news agency. In 1959, the national Moroccan news agency was established with the motto “News is sacred and comment is free”. Today, the agency is operating internationally with offices and correspondents in major world capitals, relaying to the world the image of Morocco and providing the Moroccan public with a balanced view of world news and events.
The Moroccan National Press Syndicate was established in 1963. Its aim was to develop and improve the national press and to organize within the parameters of an ever continuous and democratic dialogue.
Major Moroccan Newspapers
Le Matin du Sahara
La Vie Touristique
La vie Economique
Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki
Al Mithaq Al Watani
Rissalat Al Ouma