July 30, 2020

Rights groups urge release of Algerian journalist

Tunis (AFP) – Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF), fellow journalists and rights groups called Thursday for Algerian authorities to release detained journalist Khaled Drareni.The head of the Casbah Tribune website and correspondent for RSF and French-language television channel TV5Monde, Drareni has become a symbol of the fight for press freedom in the North African country.He was arrested in March while covering an anti-government protest and accused of “inciting an unarmed gathering” and undermining the territorial integrity of the nation.His trial is expected to start on August 3…

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