Dozen journalists arrested at Algiers censorship protest

Around 100 journalists joined the demonstration in central Algiers against reporting restrictions
Algerian policeman restrains a protester participating in a rally organised by journalists against alleged censorship of coverage of protests against a fifth term for veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers
An Algerian policeman restrains a protester participating in a rally organised by journalists against alleged censorship of coverage of protests against a fifth term for veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers on February 28, 2019. – Algerian police arrested a dozen journalists participating in the rally, as around 100 print and broadcast journalists, working for both state-owned and private outlets, joined the demonstration in central Algiers against reporting restrictions they say have been imposed by media bosses on the protests that broke out last Friday. (Photo by RYAD KRAMDI / AFP)

Algerian police arrested a dozen journalists participating in a rally Thursday against alleged censorship of coverage of protests against a new term for veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, an AFP correspondent reported.

Around 100 print and broadcast journalists, working for both state-owned and private outlets, joined the demonstration in central Algiers against reporting restrictions they say have been imposed by media bosses on the protests that broke out last Friday.


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