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Algerian journalist claims country expelled him without explanation

An Algerian journalist was expelled from the country after flying in from France and not being allowed to leave the airport as journalists continue to face challenges reporting in Algeria. Farid Alilat, a writer for the French-language magazine Jeune Afrique, wrote on Facebook that he spent 11 hours in police custody on Saturday at the airport before being boarded onto …

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Algeria sets election for September. The military-backed president is expected to seek a 2nd term

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria will hold its next election on Sept. 7, giving first-term President Abdelmajid Tebboune more than five months to campaign should he decide to seek a second term leading the oil-rich north African nation. Tebboune’s office announced the date in a statement Thursday after meeting with a group that included high-ranking members of Parliament and the …

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Algerian officials criticize television stations for 'immoral' programming, advertising during Ramadan

Officials in Algeria are chiding television stations over the content choices they’ve made since the start of Ramadan last week, injecting religion into broader discussions about how the country regulates content and advertising in media. Their criticisms come amid broader struggles affecting journalists and broadcasters, where television stations and newspapers have historically relied heavily on advertising from the government and …

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