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Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns ban on al-Jazeera

first_img July 1, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns ban on al-Jazeera News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters without Borders has strongly condemned the decision of the Algerian authorities to “temporarily freeze” the activities of the Arabic satellite channel al-Jazeera in Algeria and called for an immediate lifting of the ban.”This unfair decision amounts to nothing more nor less than censorship” said the international press freedom organisation, adding, “This is the first time for more than ten years that a foreign television channel in Algeria has been banned from covering news in this way.”This latest attack on press freedom was extremely worrying and appeared to sound a warning to all the foreign media in Algeria particularly in the light of conflict between the authorities and Algeria’s privately owned press which has been going on for months.The latest escalation raised fears of a further lurch towards repression on the part of the government following the re-election of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.The ministry of culture and communications on 30 June 2004 told Mohamed Daho, correspondent for al-Jazeera in Algiers, that his activities were frozen “until further notice”. He was told the official reason was a reorganisation under way of the work of foreign correspondents. Reporters Without Borders said it was surprised that this reorganisation had only affected the Qatar-based TV channel.A number of sources agreed that it was probably in reprisal for the broadcasting last week of a debate on Algeria on the channel’s popular programme “El-Itidjah el-Mouakass”. Opposition figures spoke in the debate openly criticising Algerian generals and President Bouteflika’s national reconciliation policy. The programme also aired the results of a poll organised by the channel that showed 72 % of viewers considered that there had been no improvement in the situation in Algeria. May 12, 2021 Find out more Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria RSF_en Follow the news on Algeria Reporters Without Borders expressed concern in February 2004 at the refusal of the culture and communications ministry to renew press accreditations for several Algerian journalists working for foreign media on the pretext that in future it would be banned to work for several media. Several correspondents for international media are currently still waiting for their accreditation. Receive email alertscenter_img Organisation Help by sharing this information May 18, 2021 Find out more Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections to go further News Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation The channel is highly regarded by satellite viewers in Algeria along with other Arabic and French stations. News April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Tickets on sale Jan. 2

first_img Published 4:12 pm Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Tickets on sale Jan. 2 By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder “We should have tickets available for the Saturday concerts on into the next weeks,” she said. “Tickets will be available on site on Wednesday through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. or by calling 334-735-3125.” Tickets for the 2009 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival will go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2 at Rue’s Antiques in Brundidge.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival will feature nationally acclaimed storytellers Donald Davis, Kathryn Tucker Windham, Carmen Deedy and Bil Lepp. Botts said the 2009 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival promises to be one of the best storytelling concerts anywhere in the New Year.“You don’t want to miss this one,” she said. “It will be an incredible time of storytelling.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img Opening night tickets at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge on Friday, Jan. 30 are $25 and include a country supper. Tickets for the three storytelling concerts at the Trojan Center Theater at Troy University on Saturday, Jan. 31 are $10 for the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. performances and $15 for the 6:30 p.m. performance, which also includes regional teller, Aleta Davis.Rue Botts, ticket chair, said she expects sales to be rather brisk for the opening night concert and recommends that those wishing to get those tickets do so early. You Might Like Property tax deadline today Today is the last day to pay property taxes without financial penalty at the Pike County Courthouse. County Revenue Commissioner… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

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