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Algeria expels AFP bureau chief Aymeric Vincenot after accreditation expires

April 16, 2019 1:10 PM ET

New York, April 16, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the expulsion of Aymeric Vincenot, the Agence France-Presse bureau chief in Algiers, and called on the Algerian government to facilitate press accreditation for foreign journalists....

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Tunisian Reuters and TRT journalists detained, expelled during Algeria protests

April 4, 2019 12:35 PM ET

New York, April 4, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the detention and expulsion of two Tunisian journalists from Algeria and called on Algerian authorities to allow the foreign press to freely cover demonstrations in the country....

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Barred from covering unrest, Algerian journalists hold own protests

March 29, 2019 12:16 PM ET

In a Q&A with CPJ, Algerian journalist Lynda Abbou explains why protests that have swept the country in recent weeks were a pivotal moment for journalists frustrated at censorship....

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Algerian journalist handed six-month suspended prison sentence

February 6, 2019 3:55 PM ET

On December 25, 2018, the Bab al-Oued court in Algiers sentenced Adlène Mellah, founder of online news outlets Dzair Presse and Algerie-Direct, to one year in prison on charges of "incitement of armed assembly" in response to his coverage of a gathering, according to news reports and his lawyer,...

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Court in Algeria sentences blogger to 10 years in prison

May 24, 2018 4:26 PM ET

New York, May 24, 2018--In a one-day trial today, a criminal court in Béjaïa sentenced Algerian blogger Marzoug Touati to 10 years in prison and fined him 50,000 Algerian dinar (US$427) for communicating with a foreign entity and inciting civil disobedience, Touati's lawyer, Salah Dabouz, told CPJ. The conviction...

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CPJ urges Algeria's Prime Minister to release freelance journalist and fixer Said Chitour

November 22, 2017 2:07 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia urging him to ask that his government drop the charges against and immediately release freelance journalist and fixer Said Chitour.

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Access blocked to Algerian news website

October 27, 2017 3:50 PM ET

Access to the Algerian news website Tout Sur l'Algérie (TSA) (All about Algeria) has been inaccessible on the country's state-owned internet service provider since October 5, 2017, according to news reports and a statement by the website's directors....

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Algerian journalist jailed pending trial for 'espionage'

July 7, 2017 4:09 PM ET

New York, July 7, 2017--Algerian authorities should immediately release independent journalist and fixer Said Chitour and should drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Algerian journalist faces treason charges

February 27, 2017 5:18 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 27, 2017--Algerian authorities should immediately drop all criminal charges against Marzoug Touati, an editor of the news website Al-Hogra, and release him without condition or delay, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Algerian security forces arrested Touati from his home in the coastal city of...

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TV station staff who produce satirical news shows arrested in Algeria

June 27, 2016 8:16 PM ET

New York, June 27, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the arrest of two senior staff at a privately owned television station in Algeria on June 24. Mahdi bin Issa, the manager of KBC, and Riyadh Hartouf, a producer, face charges of falsifying permits and complicity in abuse...

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