Algeria / 2008

Court hands down jail terms in defamation case

December 23, 2008 3:57 PM ET

New York, December 23, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by an Algerian court to sentence an editor-in-chief and a journalist at the Algiers-based independent daily El Watan to a three-month jail term each for defamation on Monday....

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New issue of French magazine banned in three nations

November 4, 2008 3:00 PM ET

New York, November 4, 2008--CPJ is deeply concerned by the decisions of the Moroccan, Tunisian, and Algerian‎ governments to ban the new issue of L'Express magazine carrying a series of articles about Islam and Christianity....

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Journalist convicted for investigative article

October 29, 2008 9:23 PM ET

New York, October 29, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed that Algerian journalist Noureddine Boukraa has been convicted of disclosing "confidential" information after he reported that security officials may have used their positions for personal gain....

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Algerian court upholds jail terms for two journalists

March 5, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 5, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision on Tuesday by an Algerian court of appeals to uphold two-month jail terms for two journalists at the Algiers-based independent daily El Watan. The appeal court in Jijel, nearly 224 miles (360 kilometers) east of Algiers, upheld the...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Middle East Analysis

February 5, 2008 12:06 PM ET

Under the Radar, a New Kind of RepressionBy Joel Campagna On a Wednesday afternoon last June, Yemeni security agents stormed the home of outspoken editor Abdel Karim al-Khaiwani and dragged him before a State Security Court in the capital, Sana'a. A prosecutor questioned al-Khaiwani and later rang him up on charges...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Middle East and North Africa Snapshots

February 5, 2008 10:48 AM ET

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