Algeria: Lift restrictions on El Watan TV and other private broadcasters

Index Number: MDE 28/2696/2015

On the eve of Algeria’s National Press Day, Amnesty International urges the authorities to allow private television station El Watan TV to resume broadcasting after shutting it down in a police a raid last week. More broadly, it is calling on them to lift undue restrictions on journalists and media outlets, in particular unreasonably withholding approval of broadcast licences as a tool to censor content.

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