Mustapha El Khalfi
Minister of Communications and Spokesperson of the Government
Assumed office
3 January 2012
MonarchMohammed VI
Prime MinisterAbdelilah Benkirane
Preceded byKhalid Naciri
Personal details
Born1973 (age 49–50)
Kenitra, Morocco
Political partyJustice and Development Party
OccupationPolitician, Journalist

Mustapha El Khalfi (Arabic: مصطفى الخلفي - born 1973, Kenitra) is a Moroccan politician of the Justice and Development Party. Since 3 January 2012, he holds the position of Minister of Communications and Spokesperson of the Government in Abdelilah Benkirane's government.[1][2][3][4] Before this he was editor-in-chief of the Attajdid newspaper.[1]

Mustapha El Khalfi prohibited the distribution and screening of the film Exodus: Gods and Kings in 2014[5], as well as Nabil Ayouch's Much Loved a year later.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Official bio" (PDF).[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ MAP (5 January 2012). "Mustapha El Khalfi visite le siège". Le Matin (in French). Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Mustapha El Khalfi publie ses listes". Maroc Hebdo (in French). 16 March 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Mustapha El Khalfi visite le siège de la SNRT". Aujourd'hui le Maroc (in French). 5 January 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  5. ^ Roudaby, Youssef (27 December 2014). "Mustapha El Khalfi derrière l'interdiction d'Exodus?". TelQuel (in French). Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  6. ^ Alami, Aida (2015-06-03). "Morocco Defends Ban of 'Much Loved'; Attack on Actor Is Called Unrelated". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-09-16.