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Hassan II, King (1929–1999)

King Hassan II, born in 1929, was the king of Morocco from 1961 to 1999.

King Hassan II's information policy was conservative and reflected the authoritarian nature of the political regime. The Ministry of Information had been held by loyal and staunch royalists such as Ahmed Guidera (1960), Ahmed Alaoui (1962), and Abdelhadi Boutaleb (1963). Throughout the years when King Hassan II was at the top of Moroccan political life, all areas of broadcasting fell under the control of the Ministry of Information, which was in turn subsumed under the powerful and influential Ministry of Interior.

King Hassan II firmly believed that the national broadcasting system was a fundamental piece in the architecture of his political power. He explained on many occasions that he regarded it as ...

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