Al Chourouk, a daily newspaper in Arabic, is the best selling newspaper in Tunisia. It was founded by Slaheddine El Amri in 1984 as a weekly and became a daily in 1988. It is published by Dar Anouar.
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Slaheddine El Amri
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Slaheddine El Amri, born in Beja on 23 February 1938 is the founder of Dar Anouar and its newspapers, of which Al Chourouk is the most important. He worked for the Dépêche Tunisienne, participated in the creation of the Tunisian Press Agency (Agence Tunis Afrique Presse) in 1961, and worked for Dar Assabah and Al Bayane before founding his own publishing house in 1981. His wife, Saida El Amri, inherited Dar Anouar when he died in 2002.
Saida Al Amri
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Abdelhamid Riahi is editor-in-chief at Al Chourouk. He graduated from the Institute of Press and Information Sciences (IPSI). Before starting at Al Chourouk he worked for Al Bayane and Les Annonces. Ben Ali awarded him with the status of officer of national order of cultural merit on 27 May 2005, the national day of culture. He received this award after having participated in the campaign against Sihem Bensedrine, director of the online magazine Kalima and human rights activist.
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Fatma Ben Abdallah Alkraa (also editor-in-chief)
Abdul Rauf Almekdma (editor-in-chief on paper, he deceased)
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Abdejellil Masoudi, husband of Saida El Amri, is effectively the number two at Dar Anouar. He used to work as a journalist at Le Quotidien (Dar Anouar), worked at the Tunisian External Communication Agency (ATCE) and the Tunisian Consulate in Strasbourg. He was a member of the Democratic Constitutional Rally (RCD) until 2009 and responsible for their external relations from 2001 to 2003.
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Al Chourouk, journal, May 4, 2016
A. Massoudi, interview , May 3, 2016