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Al Chourouk

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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paid content (800 milim)

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Dar Anouar


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Slaheddine El Amri

Affiliated Interests Founder

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


Abdelhamid Riahi

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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Abdejellil Massoudi

Affiliated Interests other important people

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.


25, Avenue Jean Jaurès, Tunis

Tel: +216 71 331 000

Fax: +216 70 201 006

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