Archive: algeria

9th October 2009
By: Brian Whitaker
Algerian journalist and rights activist Hafnaoui Ghoul is due in court on Tuesday, accused of criminal defamation over an article that talked about corruption and maladministration in Djelfa province. This is just one of 16 lawsuits against Ghoul – all of them brought by local officials and all "… Read more
25th September 2009
By: Brian Whitaker
Three-quarters of web users in Algeria regard the internet as "indispensable", more than 90% of them go online at least once a day and on average they spend one to two hours a day in front of the screen.  These are some of the findings from a survey of almost 6,000 Algerian internet users. (The… Read more
31st July 2009
By: Brian Whitaker
Violence seems to be on the increase in Algeria again. Reuters reports that at least 14 soldiers were killed in an ambush on Wednesday. (Other reports give a death toll ranging from 11 to 20). "The past two months have seen an upsurge in the violence," Reuters says. "Insurgents killed 18… Read more