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Algeria

Country archive · 105 posts


Latest stories about Algeria

24 April 2014

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Algeria's Opposition Report Threats, Intimidation Following President's Reelection

An amendment to the country's constitution had allowed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power since 1999, to run again.

18 April 2014

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Arab World: Farewell Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"My heart is sad tonight," tweets Jordanian Shaden Abdelrahman after learning of the death of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

20 March 2014

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Algerian Opposition TV Network Shuttered Ahead of Presidential Elections

Independent television network Al-Atlas TV, known for broadcasting Algerian opposition viewpoints without any restriction or censorship, was shut down by Algerian authorities on March 11.

2 March 2014

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#DZ2014, a Hashtag against Fraud and Dictatorship in Algeria

Netizens in Algeria are speaking up against a 4th term of the Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Their actions, initiatives and protests are documented through the hashtag #DZ2014.

9 February 2014

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Five of the Most Celebrated French-Language African Films

Five of the most celebrated French-language African films (award-winning or not) that have left their mark on an entire generation of movie-watchers.

4 February 2014

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Four Months in Jail and Counting for Algerian Blogger Who Criticized President

24 years old, Abdelghani Aloui, Algerian Cyberactivist is incarcerated since the 25th of September 2013. His charge ? Posting on Facebook , photos and caricatures deemed offensive of Algeriant President...

27 May 2013

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Hackers in Arab Cities: Slow Internet and Girl Power in Algeria

Meet those Internet geeks in the Middle East & North Africa. Global Voices re-posts excerpts of the blog "Hackers in Arab Cities'' by Sabine Blanc & Ophelia Noor. In this...

9 December 2012

Algerian Solutions to the Film ‘Innocence of Muslims’

In the wake of the anti-Islam film entitled ‘Innocence of Muslims‘, and which was broadcast on YouTube, the Algerian tabloid Chourouk asked its readers in its online edition on how...

8 October 2012

Arab World: Romney's Middle East Agenda Rapped

Mitt Romney's foreign policy speech was rapped by netizens across the Arab World today. If elected, Romney pledged to take a more “engaged” foreign policy, as opposed to Obama's wait-and-see...

26 September 2012

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Algeria: Calls for Anti-US Protests Fall on Deaf Ears

Western embassies were targeted by protesters in many Arab nations after an anti-Islamic movie trailer was published online. Yet calls for protests in the capital of Algeria, Algiers, went mostly...

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