From the Editors
C’est le quotidien L’Economiste qui le dit : « la période comprise entre 2009 et 2011 a été la plus difficile de toute l’histoire de la Royal Air Maroc » (1). Fin 2010, la RAM a en effet enregistré un déficit abyssal de… 930 millions de dirhams ! Pour sauver la compagnie publique de la faillite, l’Etat décidera en septembre 2011 d’y injecter 1,6 milliards de dirhams en augmentation de capital. Dans un effort de pénitence publique, le PDG Driss ...Keep Reading »
Ahmed Benchemsi is a Moroccan citizen, US resident, and a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. Before joining Stanford, he was the founder, publisher and editor of Morocco’s two best-selling news magazines TelQuel (French) and Nishan (Arabic).
Ahmed was awarded twice “Best investigative Journalist in the Arab World” by the European Commission (Brussels 2004, Beirut 2007), and was keynote speaker for the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) network (Amman, 2009, 2011).
Ahmed has published op-eds in Time magazine, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, the Journal of Democracy, and other publications. He is regularly interviewed or quoted in media outlets such as CNN, PBS, NPR, BBC, Al Jazeera, The New York Times, The Economist, Financial Times, El Pais, and more.
Ahmed has an MPhil in Political Science from Sciences Po (Paris), an MA in Development Economics from La Sorbonne, and a BA in Finance from Paris VIII University.
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