first_img News April 29, 2021 Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria A Tamanrasset criminal court today denied a request for Karèche’srelease that was submitted by his lawyers. Organisation News “The decision to continue detaining Rabah Karèche isincomprehensible,” said Souhaieb Khayati, the head of RSF’s NorthAfrica desk. “We call for his immediate release and the withdrawalof all the charges against this journalist, who was just doing hisjob to report the news.” Karèche is facing up to ten years in prison on charges of “creatingan electronic account dedicated to spreading information likely tocause segregation and hatred in society,” “deliberately spreadingfalse information likely to endanger public order,” and “usingvarious means to undermine national security and unity.” March 25, 2021 Find out more RSF_en AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImprisonedImpunityInternetJudicial harassment Article 54 guarantees the freedom of the “print, broadcast andsocial media” but limits it to “the right to disseminateinformation, ideas, images and opinions within the framework of thelaw and respect for the constants and religious, moral and culturalvalues of the nation.” Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections May 12, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Help by sharing this information One of Karèche’s lawyers, Amirouche Bakouri, told RSF he regardedhis detention as “exceptional,” even for Algeria, and describedArticle 54 of the Algerian constitution, protecting press freedom, as“nothing more than a political speech and a shop window for theinternational community.” to go further Receive email alerts News May 18, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Algeria Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Algerian authorities to free Rabah Karèche, the newspaper Liberté’s correspondent in Tamanrasset, 900 km south of Algiers, who has been held since 19 April after covering protests by the Ahaggar region’s Tuareg population against new territorial divisions. Algeria is ranked 146th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2021 WorldPress Freedom Index. AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImprisonedImpunityInternetJudicial harassment RSF’s Algeria correspondent, Khaled Drareni, to be retriedlast_img read more