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Algeria: Singer imprisoned for song which mocks police

2 May 2013

29-year-old Algerian raï singer Cheb Fayçal appeared in court before the Attorney General in Oran on 2 May 2013 where he was sentenced to six months in prison. He is prosecuted for having performed a song that poked fun at the police and mentions the name of its top official, …

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Algeria: Hunger strike of Performing Arts students ended

13 March 2013

The hunger strike is over after 11 days, and according to the Algerian newspaper Liberte, the students won the first round. The Minister of Culture is now talking with the students. It is however not likely to be the last crisis in Algeria. The students from the Higher Institute of …

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Algeria: Performing Arts students on hunger strike

1 March 2013

We have received the following message from Alger-Culture.com:  “ALERT!!! Presently on hunger strike, the students of the Algerian High Institute of Performing Arts and Audio Visual are threatened by police and their institution is illegally closed.” “Desperate, a group of students of The Algerian High Institute of Performing Arts and …

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26-minute video film about exiled Algerian author Bouzeboudja

31 May 2012

This documentary tells the story of progressive writer and activist Noufel Bouzeboudja, who fled Algeria because of severe persecution, and came to Denmark to stay in the ‘Refuge City’ of Fanoe for two years. Alongside Noufel Bouzeboudja’s personal story, the film explores the concept of the international network of Refuge …

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Algeria: Call for the respect of freedom of artistic expression

21 May 2012

“Algerian intellectuals, journalists, cultural activists, artists and writers ring the alarm and request from the Ministry of Culture to lift its control over the cultural sector and let the independent/civil cultural artistic stakeholders undertake their projects freely…” Algerian artists and intellectuals launched this petition for freedom of expression, published by El Watan …

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Call for the respect of freedom of artistic expression in Algeria

21 May 2012

“Algerian intellectuals, journalists, cultural activists, artists and writers ring the alarm and request from the Ministry of Culture to lift its control over the cultural sector and let the independent/civil cultural artistic stakeholders undertake their projects freely…” Algerian artists and intellectuals launched this petition for freedom of expression. It was …

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Cheb Hasni – الشاب حسني: ذاكرة الرومانسية العربية

26 September 2011

    سعيد خطيبي رغم مرور سبعة عشرة سنة على رحيل أمير أغنية الراي العاطفية الشاب حسني، إلا أن ذكرى الرجل وأعماله الفنية ما تزال تشكل جزءا لا يتجزأ من يوميات الجزائريين.. الأربعاء 28 سبتمبر 1994، في حدود الساعة السابعة مساء.. التقى الشاب حسني، بالقرب من بوابة المحطة الجهوية للتلفزيون …

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Algeria: Matoub court case loaded with contradictions

1 August 2011

  On 18 July 2011, the criminal court in Tizi Ouzou, 100 kilometres east of Algiers, finally judged the two alleged perpetrators of the assassination of Algerian singer Lounès Matoub to 12 years in prison. Having already served close to the full sentence while in costudy, they will be released …

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Matoub Loun

26 July 2011

Matoub Lounès: Procès et contradictions Saïd Khatibi Le tribunal criminel de Tizi Ouzou (à 100 Km à l’est d’Alger) a enfin condamné les deux auteurs présumés de l’assassinat du chanteur algérien engagé Matoub Lounès à 12 ans de réclusion criminelle couverte par leur détention préventive. Ayant déjà purgé prés de …

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