Stories about Algeria from May, 2010
Cannes 2010 award-winning film "Of Gods and Men" discusses the killings of the French monks of Tibhirine monastery in 1996. The movie sparks various reactions, from praises to spiritual debates, from bloggers in Algeria, France and around the world.
"Hors-La-Loi", a film directed by award-winning director Rachid Bouchareb, stirred up quite a controversy before and after its showing at the Cannes Film Festival. The film addresses the often dividing history of Algeria-France relations after the killings of Setif. Bloggers' reactions to the film are reviewed in this article.
Algérie Télécom, the main operator of Internet services in Algeria, is notorious amongst bloggers for its poor service and frequent disruptions. In this post, Katharine Ganly translates the frustrations of a young blogger, Houda, from Sidi Bel Abbès.
Diáspora saharaui (at Courrier International) wonders why the town of Hassi Messaoud, known for its oil refinery and for being usually safe, has been plagued with a wave of violence against working women (fr). A blog that details the history of abuse against women in the city has been created...