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Noted thinkers, writers and filmmakers call on Algeria to free jailed journalist seen as independent

May. 30, 2023 15:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ten noted thinkers, writers and filmmakers, including director Ken Loach and Nobel literature laureate Annie Ernaux, signed an open letter published Tuesday, calling on the president of Algeria to free a jailed journalist they said was punished for refusing to bow to the government...

Algerian court sentences prominent journalist to 5 years

Apr. 02, 2023 11:44 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A court in Algiers on Sunday sentenced a prominent journalist in the North African country to five years in prison with two years suspended and ordered his website and a radio station shut down based on the accusation that they threaten state security. ...

Macron's office: Algeria envoy returning to Paris, spat ends

Mar. 24, 2023 15:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Algeria’s ambassador to France, recalled home in February, will be returning to his post in the coming days, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said Friday in a sign that the latest diplomatic spat between the two countries has been resolved. Ambassador Said Moussi...