An unstable political environment is increasing the threats to the freedom to inform in Algeria. The authorities continue to use frequent prosecutions of journalists to throttle the media, which struggle to perform their role. An unprecedented number of journalists were arrested in 2018 for allegedly defamatory reporting. Since the start of a wave of protests in February 2019, Algerian journalists have been constantly demanding their right to freely cover domestic political developments.
136 in 2018
43.13 in 2018