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Algerian blogger taken to court

Categories: Algeria

Today, June 11th, 2007, will be the first time that an Algerian blogger is being taken to court [1] for articles posted on his personnel blog. Abdulsalam Baroudi is being sued by Tlemcen’s Director of Religious Affairs [2], who has accused him of posting defamatory material on his personal blog on February 20, under the title “Al Sistani Appears in Tlemcen [3]

Tlemcen’s Journalism club is backing Abdulsalam [1] Baroudi and calling for journalists and reporters to rally for his case and struggle for the protection of Algerian journalists and bloggers.