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Women browse graphic novels at a comic festival in Algiers in October 2017. The co-founder of an Algerian news outlet says access to his news website is blocked. (AFP/Ryad Kramdi)

Access blocked to Algerian news website

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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In U.S., dangerous misconceptions from TSA poster

Back in 2004, Iraqi gunmen loyal to the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr abducted U.S. freelance photographer Paul Taggert because, as they later told The Associated Press, they thought he was a spy. Now, a new poster from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration reinforces dangerous misconceptions by depicting a photographer as a terrorist.

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