Printing & Distribution
A Printing Press Guarantees Independence but Requires Money


The Yemen Times is one of the most independent newspapers in its country. Still, printing in state-owned facilities was a challenge to both the independence and quality of the paper. To overcome these obstacles, the bi-weekly decided to acquire its own printing press. It was a critical bet in terms of finances.

Newsletter No 29
23 May 2006
A Distribution Network to Support National Press
When Sapress started distributing Moroccan daily press back in 1977, there were just five national newspapers in the country, all of them mouthpieces of political parties. Today, Morocco has 21 dailies, several of them independent. The company founder and CEO, Mohamed Berrada, had a clear motto when he first started: “A newspaper for every citizen.”
Newsletter No 12
27 December 2005