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

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

History and profile

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.


  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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