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Algeria: Rabah Donquishoot

14 May 2007

Rabah is a musician and rapper who has produced a ‘Music Freedom Day’ signature song for Freemuse together with his group MBS and rappers around the world. In this interview he speaks about music censorship in Algeria and about the role of the Algerian musician Matoub Lounes who was assassinated …

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The Rebel (Rebelle)

19 December 2005

  About the Algerian singer Lounès Matoub who was assassinated in 1998 Directed by Mokrane Hammar  70 minutes Algeria. 2005 Read more…  

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Algeria: Matoub Lounès and the struggle for Berber identity in Algeria

1 October 2004

Guerilla of pop: Matoub Lounès and the struggle for Berber identity in Algeria by Andy Morgan Read about the legendary Berber singer Matoub Lounès who was assasinated on 25 June 1998.  These 21 pages in A4-format is a chapter in the book ‘Shoot the Singer! Music Censorship Today’ (Freemuse/Zed Books, May 2004). Reproduced with …

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Algeria: Attack on famous raï singer’s concert thwarted

15 December 2015

According to Morocco World News, Alarabiya and other media, Algerian authorities are searching for three terrorists who attempted to target Annaba Theatre, a theatre in the north-eastern city of Annaba, where raï singer Cheb Khaled was performing on 9 December 2015. A separate report by Russia Today cited Algerian media sources as …

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Sudan/Algeria: authorities ban novels at book fairs

9 December 2015

Algeria: Authorities bans 100 books at international book fair 2015 The Algerian Censorship Authority was assigned to review books participating in the Algerian International Book Fair 2015 (29 October to 7 November 2015) and banned more than 100 books. The Censorship Authority stated that the books promote ideas which are …

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