National press review of november, 18th 2019

Information relating to press sector :

Minister activities:

- The Minister of Communication, spokesman of the government, acting Minister of Culture, Mr. Hassane Rabehi, has appointed, yesterday,Mr. Larbi Timizar as President and CEO of the daily newspaper El Moudjahid, replacing Mr. Achour Cheurfi, report El Moudjahid (P.24) and Horizons (P.24).

- Coinciding with the launch of the electoral campaign, the Algerian Press Service Agency (APS) launched yesterday, in the presence of the Minister of Communication, spokesman of the government, acting Minister of Culture, Mr. Hassane Rabehi, a web news channel, webtv.aps.dz, dedicated in first stage to the coverage of the electoral campaign of the next presidential election and the coverage of the five candidates activities of during broadcast hours. Similarly, a space will be devoted every day to the national press review for the monitoring and processing of the presidential election, underline El Moudjahid (P.03), Horizons (P.24) and L'Expression (P.06).

- The Minister of Communication, spokesman of the government, acting Minister of Culture, Mr. Hassane Rabehi praised the initiative of the APS which "mobilizes quality, credible and professional journalism". Commenting on the upcoming presidential election, Mr. Hassane Rabehi said that elections "will help to get the country out of the current economic situation and build a state based on law".

Media:

- Referring to the possibility of a televised confrontation between the five candidates, Le Rédacteur (P.02) returns to the report broadcast this Sunday on Channel III, devoted to this subject, following the signing of the Ethics Charter, According to ANIE member Dr Bekkat Berkani, “the televised electoral debate is possible if the candidates agree”.

-El Moudjahid (P.05) as well as the majority of the newspapers discussed the treatment of the presidential election campaign and the signing of the Ethics Charter for electoral practices by national press, public and private, Arabic-speaking and French-speaking.