Alerts   |   Algeria

Algerian journalist faces 16 politicized lawsuits

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. 

October 8, 2009 4:17 PM ET


Letters   |   Algeria

Bouteflika urged to reverse Algerian press freedom abuses

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.

April 20, 2009 10:15 AM ET


Alerts   |   Algeria

Algerian journalist provisionally released, facing jail term

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.

March 9, 2009 5:20 PM ET


Case   |   Algeria

Algerian author's ‎manuscript confiscated

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 a few days before Algeria held an International Book Fair on October 27-November 5, 2008.

Benchicou, former publisher of the French-language daily Le Matin, served two years in jail for allegedly violating the country's currency laws in 2003. He was released in June 2006.

February 10, 2009 4:28 PM ET


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