Stories about Algeria

13 November 2018

Algerian TV network director files defamation case against independent journalists

"When we denounce corruption and favouritism, it’s an act of patriotism....we are an actor of stability, seeking to drive the country in the right direction".

11 June 2018

Algerian blogger sentenced to ten years in prison, in another blow to free expression

Prior to his arrest, Touati covered anti-austerity strikes and job protests, and rights violations committed by Algerian authorities.

12 October 2017

In Algeria, Two Imprisoned Bloggers Go on Hunger Strike

Freedom of expression and press freedom are under attack in Algeria.

31 January 2017

Algerian Blogger Merzoug Touati Could Face 25 Years in Jail for Interviewing an Israeli Official on YouTube

The interview focuses on Algerian government accusations that foreign powers stoked protests against austerity measures in the country. Blogger Merzoug Touati is charged with "exchanging intelligence with a foreign power."

14 December 2016

The High Cost of Algeria's Crackdown on Speech: Life and Freedom

Will the Algerian government acknowledge the high cost of silencing its critics before more lives are lost or destroyed for a mere Facebook post?

8 September 2016

Algerian Court Upholds Conviction of Activist Jailed for Insulting Islam on Facebook

Despite having his sentenced decreased by two years, Bouhafs will still remain in jail for expressing his views.

2 September 2016

After Two Months on Hunger Strike, Jailed Algerian Journalist Enters Coma

Mohamad Tamalt went on hunger strike on 27 June to protest his arrest and imprisonment. He is in jail for insulting the Algerian President online.

5 November 2015

Digital Citizen 3.9

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

30 July 2015

Digital Citizen 3.4

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

11 June 2015

Digital Citizen 3.1

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

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