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.
Confronted with the biggest popular protest movement for two decades, the Bouteflika clan has bent but not broken. While the rais, who is physically frail, has been in Geneva since February 24 for "periodical medical examinations", his entourage has adopted
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
Now that he has settled scores with the security agency Departement du Renseignement et de la Securite (DRS) and won the presidential election, Abdelaziz Bouteflika has finally turned his full attention to the region's many security emergencies, with the assistance