Instead of combatting Covid-19, Algeria’s authorities crack down on journalists

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the fact that, instead of combatting the spread of Covid-19 in what is North Africa worst hit country, the Algerian authorities are exploiting the pandemic to harass independent journalists and media and to gag press freedom.

Judicial proceedings, imprisonment, draconian laws, website blocking and cyber-harassment have all been used to step up pressure on the last independent journalists and media outlets in Algeria, wh

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