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"We are launching an appeal to citizens, to the elites, to all journalists, wherever they may be, inside or outside the country," said the lawyer of jailed journalist Khaled Drareni

Algeria's president has requested the country's trade minister reassess a deal with the European Union, ahead of a free trade agreement.

Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

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Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment amid condemnation from human rights and press freedom groups.

Trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni commences

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Trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni commences

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

Algeria journalist 'press freedom' trial opens

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Algeria journalist 'press freedom' trial opens

The trial opened of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has become a figurehead of press freedom in the North African country, with the ...

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.

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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 ...

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Algeria's new economic reforms aims to save $20 billion

The North African country is launching an economic plan that would help it out of its financial strait.

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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 ...

Algeria's constitutional reform process 'undermined by crackdown'

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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 ...

Algeria cracks down on activists to break protest movement

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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 restrictions ...

Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

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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.

Algeria's tightening grip on the <em>Hirak</em> protest movement

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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 ...

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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 television of documentaries on Algeria's "Hirak" protest

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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, Sosiane Djilali ...

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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.

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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.

Algerian courts give tough jail sentences to Facebook activists

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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 ...

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 ...

Leading Algeria protest figure released after court cuts sentence

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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 cut his ...

Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

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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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