Newsletter No 25 11 April 2006
News from the Media Scene:
Moroccan Publishing Group to Expand to Gulf States

Morocco's largest publishing group, Maroc Soir, is set to invest for the first time in the Gulf states; Moroccan daily Le Matin will have a Gulf edition. This expansion aims at reaching the 550, 000 strong French-language readers in the Gulf states.

The president of Maroc Soir publishing group, Othman al-Omeir, has reportedly met with the king of Bahrain to discuss the expansion plan, and the king has ordered his information ministry to "facilitate the publication ... of the francophone daily."