Confronting Bodies: Algerian Government
Date of Action: 1982-1988
Specific Location: Algeria
Description of Artwork: Algerian press
Description of Incident: " ...the Paris-based "Jeune Afrique" was banned, and the French daily "Le Monde" was periodically seized for carrying articles the government found objectionable."
Results of Incident: " ...Before the October 1988 riots, it was impossible for journalists to investigate or publish material relating to high-level government corruption, unless the information was provided by the Chadi administration itself. Radio and television were government- run, and the print media was published either by the government or the FLN. The authorities also tightly controlled the circulation of foreign journals...
Source: A Fund For Free Expression Report, Off Censorship and Corruption
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