Stories about Algeria

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.

In Algeria, Two Imprisoned Bloggers Go on Hunger Strike

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

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."

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?

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.

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.

Digital Citizen 3.9

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

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

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

Suspended Algerian Satirical TV Show Vows to Make a Comeback Online

''Eldjazairia weekend'' an Algerian satirical TV show, co-hosted by GV contributor Abdou Semmar, was suspended from air on April 24, due to political pressure.

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