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Algeria - El Watan TV closed arbitrarily by the government

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Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday's closure of pro-Islamist El Watan TV for broadcasting an interview in which Madani Mezrag – the former head of the Islamic Salvation Army, the onetime armed wing of the now-dissolved Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) – was very critical of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. According to the national news agency APS, the authorities accuse El Watan TV, an Arabic-language TV station based in Algiers, of broadcasting “subversive content attacking the symbols (...)

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