Private TV stations brace for tougher times ahead
A new media law is due to be enacted later this month. In a tense and uncertain media climate, tighter controls on how broadcasters are financed are expected.
Initially announced last September, a government reshuffle that Abdelaziz Bouteflika wished to bring about has finally been torpedoed by the Algerian president himself. He feared that industry and mines minister Abdessalem Bouchouareb would gain too much clout in any new
On the defensive for months (MC 1061), president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s clan headed by his brother Said has embarked on a drive to curb the powers of the country’s security establishment. Their determination lies behind sudden changes at the intelligence and