Under threat

An unstable political environment is increasing the threats to the freedom to inform in Algeria. The authorities continue to step up their harassment of the media. Journalists covering the “Hirak” protests that began in February 2019 are often detained for questioning, placed in police custody or even jailed for extended periods. As a result of judicial harassment, the Algerian media struggle to fulfil their role.

in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index



141 in 2019

Global score


45.75 in 2019

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2021
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2021
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2021
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