Algeria's Ministry of Communications on May 18,
2013, ordered two newspapers, the daily Mon
Journal and its Arabic counterpart Djaridati,
to remove two pages from their next day's editions that focused on President
Abdelaziz Bouteflika's health, according to news reports.
New York, January 25, 2012--Algeria's new
media law falls short of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's promises of reform and
also fails to meet international standards for freedom of expression, the
Committee to Protect Journalists said today.