Dozen journalists arrested at Algiers censorship protest

Dozen journalists arrested at Algiers censorship protest
Around 100 journalists joined the protest. (File/AFP)
Updated 28 February 2019

Dozen journalists arrested at Algiers censorship protest

Dozen journalists arrested at Algiers censorship protest
  • They were protesting against reporting restrictions they say have been imposed by media bosses on the protests that broke out last Friday
  • The journalists who joined the demonstration were both from state-owned and public organizations

ALGIERS: 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.