Name: Freedom of the Press, Algeria

Date:  1976 - 1984

Location:  Africa

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPrint Journalism

Artist: Journalists

Confronting Bodies: Algerian Government

Date of Action: 1982-1988

Specific Location: Algeria

Description of Artwork: Algerian press

Description of Incident: " ...the Paris-based "Jeune Afrique" was banned, and the French daily "Le Monde" was periodically seized for carrying articles the government found objectionable."

Results of Incident: " ...Before the October 1988 riots, it was impossible for journalists to investigate or publish material relating to high-level government corruption, unless the information was provided by the Chadi administration itself. Radio and television were government- run, and the print media was published either by the government or the FLN. The authorities also tightly controlled the circulation of foreign journals...

Source: A Fund For Free Expression Report, Off Censorship and Corruption

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