Algeria - Alerts
Fatma-Zohra Amara was previously sentenced to two months in prison for libel, but had the sentence reduced to a fine on appeal.
The activists were detained on charges of peaceful assembly, when calling for the release of another detained activist, Abdel-Qader Kharba.
The court penalized Manseur Si Mohamed for publishing an article critical of the Council of State.
Authorities have used arrests and other tactics to keep people from demonstrating in the capital in the period leading up to the 10 May 2012 elections.
Mohamed Kadri was beaten up by the police outside the People’s National Assembly in central Algiers during an unauthorized demonstration by ex-soldiers demanding an increase in their pensions.
Of the law's 133 articles, at least 32 can be used to restrict coverage by stifling free expression, CPJ research shows.
While the penalty of imprisonment has been abolished in the case of media crimes, several articles of the bill still restrict freedom of expression and opinion.
The Polisario Front should allow Mostapha Selma Sidi Mouloud to freely contact his family, says Human Rights Watch.
CPJ denounces Algeria's harassment of journalists Lahcen Tigbadar and Mohamed Slimani.
The Western Sahara movement is holding Mostapha Selma Sidi Mouloud for "espionage" after he backed Morocco’s autonomy plan for the region.
Mohamed Slimani and Hassan Tigbadar have have been denied permission to leave their hotel in Tindouf, according to the IFJ.
Djilali Hadjadj was arrested at the airport on 5 September as he was preparing to board a flight for France.
"We fear that this act of censorship heralds the start of government control of the Internet in Algeria," RSF said.
A prosecutor banned "Sirry Lelghaya", a supplement of "Al Monaqsa" newspaper, claiming it was unlicenced.
CPJ says charges against Hafnaoui Ghoul are "designed to silence a courageous and critical journalist."
RSF condemns Moroccan journalist Yahya Bentahar's deportation on 15 July, shortly after he landed at Algiers airport.
RSF condemns the jail sentence handed down to Rabah Lamouchi on charges of lacking press accreditation and defamation.
RSF is alarmed by the 9 June 2009 arrest of Rabah Lamouchi, the national Arabic-language daily "Ennahar"'s correspondent in Tebessa (460 km east of Algiers), on the grounds that he was not officially accredited by the newspaper.
In yet another case, Nouri Benzenine, the former correspondent for "Echourouk El Youmi" in the west of the country, was sentenced to two months in prison and fined 50,000 dinars.
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The Committee to Protect Journalists has written to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to protest the rising incidence of press freedom violations.