Stories about Algeria
14 May 2015
''Eldjazairia weekend'' an Algerian satirical TV show, co-hosted by GV contributor Abdou Semmar, was suspended from air on April 24, due to political pressure.
1 April 2015
Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. Subscribe here for updates. In the face of regular suspensions...
25 April 2014
Government opposition groups say authorities are posting their personal information and contact details -- and even issuing death threats -- on social media.
20 March 2014
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.
17 February 2014
Djamel Ghanem faces prison for an unpublished cartoon in which he used an image of baby diapers to mock Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
5 February 2014
Algerian blogger Abdelghani Aloui has been in prison since September 2013. His charge? Posting on Facebook photos and caricatures deemed offensive to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
25 March 2011
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
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
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 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.