Under threat

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.

in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index



136 in 2018

Global score


43.13 in 2018

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2020
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2020
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2020
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