Algeria announces withdrawal of accreditation for France 24 news channel

Algeria announces withdrawal of accreditation for France 24 news channel

Foreign media outlets operating in Algeria for years have been subject to bureaucratic, opaque, and haphazard accreditation procedures.

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Algeria decided to withdraw its accreditation with France 24, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Communication on Sunday, June 13, in response to this‘Obvious and frequent hostility’ from the news channel. This withdrawal is also paid “Failure to respect the rules of professional ethics, deception and manipulation, as well as the confirmed aggressiveness towards Algeria”The official Algerian news agency quoted the ministry as saying. In response to a question by AFP, the news channel, which covered the legislative elections again live from Algiers on Saturday, did not want to respond. “immediately”.

The Algerian government sent on March 13 One last warning before final withdrawal. For France 24, by questioning her Covering Friday ralliesReferring to the demonstrations of the movement, the popular protest movement against the regime. France 24 responded to this “Work as honestly as possible.” “We do our job as journalists only in accordance with the rules in force”Marc Saikali, director of France 24, told AFP.

Foreign media outlets operating in Algeria for years have been subject to bureaucratic, opaque, and haphazard accreditation procedures. Also, working conditions are difficult for Algerian journalists, against the background of the authorities’ repression of the movement.

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