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Stories about Algeria

‘African art has nourished all civilizations': A Conversation with Algerian artist Rachid Koraichi

"We owe thanks to this wonderful continent that allows us not only to exist but also to give lessons, even if some people want to push us into the corner."

Algeria's crackdown on dissent persists with detention of journalists

More than a year since the start of Algeria's countrywide protests to demand political and economic reforms, the government continues to resort to repressive tactics to silence critics and journalists.

Hirak protests and a presidential election triggered a surge of disinformation in Algeria

With the December 12 presidential election approaching, pro-government supporters took to social media to attack anti-government activists.

Will Algeria disrupt internet access as election day nears?

With protesters taking to social media to spread information about what is happening on the ground, the Algerian authorities repeatedly resorted to disrupting access to networks and social media platforms.

Join Global Voices’ #WritingTowardFreedom Twitter chat on December 11, 2019

How has ethnic hate speech, mis- and disinformation and internet shutdowns become insidious threats to online freedom of expression in Africa? Join us for this discussion in a Twitter chat.

Algerian government cracks down as demonstrators protest presidential elections

The Algerian government has tried to stop peaceful marches, but failed. Protesters stop at nothing to reach their stated goal of ending the post-independence political system.

Algeria: A victory on the pitch and in the streets

Algeria's footballers win the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, and inspire protesters calling for political change at home.

When Algeria makes headlines, French and English media report differently

French- and English-language media sources take different approaches to reporting on the Algerian political crisis.

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".

Will a World Cup joke force France to have a necessary conversation about Africa?

"By calling them an African team it seems you are denying their Frenchness."

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?

‘The End of the World’: A Poet’s Journey from Syria to Algiers

Syrian-Palestinian poet Dima Yousef left Yarmouk, Syria, in 2015 for Algiers. This is her story.

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.

When Never Forgetting the Attacks on France, Try to Remember the Heroes, Too

Global Voices looks at several heroic stories during the latest mass attacks on French soil.

A Glimpse Into the First African Bloggers and Vloggers’ Festival in Dakar, Senegal

For two days, 36 of the best bloggers and vloggers in Africa, along with selected players on the African digital scene, presented their talents and know-how.

Israel Intercepts International Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla

"It is disappointing that the Israeli government chose to continue the absolutely fruitless policy of 'no tolerance', meaning it will continue to enforce an inhumane and illegal collective punishment..."

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