Algeria / 2009

Algerian journalist faces 16 politicized lawsuits

October 8, 2009 4:17 PM ET

New York, October 8, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Algerian authorities to drop charges against journalist and rights activist Hafnaoui Ghoul, who is on trial for writing articles critical of local authorities in Djelfa province. ...

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Bouteflika urged to reverse Algerian press freedom abuses

April 20, 2009 10:15 AM ET

Dear Mr. President: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to protest the rising incidence of press freedom violations, many of which occurred during the recent electoral campaign that resulted in your re-election to a third term.

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Algerian journalist provisionally released, facing jail term

March 9, 2009 5:20 PM ET

New York, March 9, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the provisional release on medical grounds of an Algerian journalist known for his denunciation of corruption under President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, but is concerned that he will need to return to jail to serve a six-month sentence....

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Algerian author's ‎manuscript confiscated

February 10, 2009 4:28 PM ET

Algerian police confiscated journalist Mohamed Benchicou's new manuscript, The Journal a Free Man, from a printing plant in Blida, south of Algiers. In a statement posted on several news Web sites, Benchicou said security forces raided the printer and ordered the director to cease the printing job. The raid came...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Middle East/North Africa Developments

February 10, 2009 12:22 AM ET

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