Tunisian journalists detained, expelled during Algeria protests
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Journalists protest against censorship of the press by the authorities, as part of the demonstrations against the candidacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in Algiers, Algeria, 28 February 2019, Farouk Batiche/picture alliance via Getty Images

Algerian journalist Lynda Abbou explains why protests that have swept the country in recent weeks were a pivotal moment for journalists frustrated at censorship.

Algerians protesting against the fifth term of Abdelaziz Bouteflika are met by teargas fired by riot police in Algiers, Algeria, 1 March 2019, Billal Bensalem/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Authorities should allow Algerians to assemble peacefully and refrain from using excessive force against demonstrators opposing a fifth term for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

An Algerian policeman guards prisoners at the Al-Harach prison in Algiers, 22 July 2009, FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images

RSF condemns the ten-year jail sentence that the Algerian blogger Touati Merzoug received yesterday from a court after more than a year in pre-trial detention.