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The trial of Trial of Algerian journalist and press freedom advocate Khaled Drareni begins in Algiers today.

The trial opened of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has become a figurehead of press freedom in the North African country, with the prosecution calling for a four-year prison term.

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Malia Bouattia

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than self-serving? Malia Bouattia considers the question.

Algeria cuts journalist jail term to 15 months

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Algeria cuts journalist jail term to 15 months

Djamel Toubal, who had been sentenced to a two-year prison term for Facebook posts deemed to support anti-government protests, has had his ...

Algerian activist Karim Tabbou to be released from jail

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Algerian activist Karim Tabbou to be released from jail

Karim Tabbou was arrested by Algerian authorities in 2019 on charges of “incitement to violence” and “harming national security” but he may be ...

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Algeria's constitutional reform process 'undermined by crackdown'

The rights group says Tebboune's crackdown on anti-government activists is preventing true constitutional reform.

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Five jailed after banned Algeria demonstration

Lawyers accused the Algerian regime of attempting to repress peaceful anti-government protesters through banning demonstrations on the pretext ...

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Algeria cracks down on activists to break protest movement

Algeria has intensified its crackdown on an anti-government protest movement in a bid to discourage demonstrations once coronavirus ...

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Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

Tebboune is considering a change in the constitution that would allow Algeria to deploy military abroad and experts are concerned this could ...

Three '<em>Hirak</em>' activists in Algeria to face trial

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Three 'Hirak' activists in Algeria to face trial

Three Algerian activists will face trial after being ordered to be held in pre-trial detention.

Alessandra Bajec

Algeria's tightening grip on the Hirak protest movement

Repression has intensified against regime dissidents and independent media as the Algerian government maintains a coronavirus lockdown across ...

France, Algeria pledge to relaunch relations after rift

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France, Algeria pledge to relaunch relations after rift

President Macron's call with his Algerian counterpart appeared to put an end to a diplomatic crisis triggered by the broadcast on French ...

Algeria to release two protest leaders, opposition politician says

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Algeria to release two protest leaders, opposition politician says

Algeria's president has allegedly vowed to release two main figures of the country's Hirak movement, opposition leader, ...

Algeria extends lockdown in 44 provinces amid coronavirus pandemic

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Algeria extends lockdown in 44 provinces amid coronavirus pandemic

Algeria has extended lockdown measures for 15 days in most of the country's provinces as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

Algiers recalls France envoy over <em>Hirak</em> documentary controversy

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Algiers recalls France envoy over Hirak documentary controversy

A French documentary about the protest movement has created conflict between France and Algeria over its depiction of the government.

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Algerian courts give tough jail sentences to Facebook activists

Algerian courts have sentenced three activists to tough terms for publishing ‘insulting’ posts on Facebook amid accusations that the government is using coronavirus to clamp down on popular protests.

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Comment: Through its face mask, Algeria's Hirak is still chanting for a free and democratic country, despite state efforts to stifle ...

The New Arab & agencies

Leading Algeria protest figure released after court cuts sentence

A leading figure in Algeria's "Hirak" anti-government protest movement has been released from jail after a court late Sunday ...

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Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

Rights groups are concerned with the way some North African countries are controlling citizens during Covid-19 lockdown.

Algeria launches coronavirus test kits production

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Algeria launches coronavirus test kits production

Algeria is manufacturing test kits for Covid-19 as authorities attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

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Algeria regime exploits virus to defeat protesters: analysts

Analysts have accused the Algerian government of exploiting the novel coronavirus pandemic to suppress the protest movement in the ...

Human rights groups demand release of Algerian journalist

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Human rights groups demand release of Algerian journalist

Human rights groups are calling for the release of Reporters Without Borders journalist Khaled Drareni as Algeria cracks down on free speech ...

Algeria arrest meme creator in crackdown on free speech

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Algeria arrest meme creator in crackdown on free speech

A well-known creator of a meme page called Walid Kechida is the latest victim of Algeria's crackdown on free speech after he was arrested for ...

Algerians linked to protests 'forgotten' in pre-trial detention

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Algerians linked to protests 'forgotten' in pre-trial detention

More than 1,000 people are stuck in pre-trial detention in Algeria despite recent presidential pardons.

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