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Stories about Algeria

25 April 2014

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

Government opposition groups say authorities are posting their personal information and contact details -- and even issuing death threats -- on social media.

20 March 2014

Algerian Opposition TV Network Shut Down Ahead of Presidential Elections

Amidst escalating protests, independent television network Al-Atlas TV was shut down by Algerian authorities, who raided the network's offices and seized computers and recording equipment.

25 March 2011

Microsoft Compromises Users’ Privacy: No HTTPS in Arab Countries, Iran

With the ongoing protestes and violent crackdown from governments in the Middle East, compromising online security could have dire repercussions on the wellbeing of internet users in the region. Email security is...

26 July 2010

Web filtering In the Middle East using Bing Microsoft's search engine

Research conducted earlier this year examined the extent of Internet filtering in Arab countries made using Bing search engine of Microsoft for terms with a sexual orientation. Bing search engine...

7 March 2010

Would You Defend The Rights of Your Political Enemies? (on Algerian censorship)

For my first post on Global Voices Advocacy I'd like to entertain a discussion on an issue that has been bothering me since news of the first censored political website...

4 January 2010

Algeria Joins Filtering Fray

Algeria is the latest Arab country to join the ranks of Internet filterers, leaving only Iraq, Egypt, Libya, and Lebanon without widespread filtering. The first report of a blocked site came about a week ago, when users on Twitter reported www.rachad.org, the site of political movement Mouvement Rachad to be blocked. The sites have since been reported to Herdict.

11 June 2007

Algerian blogger taken to court

Today, June 11th, 2007, will be the first time that an Algerian blogger is being taken to court for articles posted on his personnel blog. Abdulsalam Baroudi is being sued...

21 April 2007

Online Freedom for All: Some cases worth supporting

In my last article, “Lessons from the Free Kareem campaign”, I talked about campaigning and why some jailed and persecuted bloggers and online writers are winning sympathy, while others have...