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- The Head of State, Abdelkader Bensalah, received on Monday at the Presidency of the Republic, the President of the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH), Bouzid Lazhari, who presented "The annual report on human rights situation in Algeria" for 2018, in accordance with the  Article 199 of the Constitution, indicates a communiqué from the Presidency of the Republic. The report examined a number of issues, including freedom of expression and the press, which is one of the pillars of democratic society, and constitutional and legal texts in Algeria. The document added that "the number of newspapers, magazines, radio and television channels in Algeria is the irrefutable proof that freedom is concretized and is gradually developing. The CNDH also insisted on not using financial and material resources to force media, public or private, to follow a certain line, and the obligation to "distribute advertising fairly". The report stressed the need to protect journalists from all forms of prosecution, calling on journalists to show professionalism, report several titles such as El-Moudjahid (P.24), Horizons (P.03) and Algérie Confluences (P.05).

- Yesterday, the Independent National Election Authority (ANIE) launched the accreditation process for journalists to cover the 12 December elections, with the accreditation of 21 foreign media organs, according to a press communiqué, information reported by the majority of newspapers published today, including El-Moudjahid (P.07), Horizons (P.06) and Le Quotidien  D'Oran (P.02).

 

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- On the sidelines of a meeting held yesterday in Algiers on the occasion of the celebration of the World Day to Combat Violence against Women, the Minister of Communication, spokesman of the government, and Acting Minister of Culture Mr. Hassane Rabehi reaffirmed that Algeria does not admit any attempt to interfere in its internal affairs, calling on the various foreign partners to respect this principle, reported El-Moudjahid (P.24), Horizons (P.03), Liberté (P.24), Le Temps d'Algérie (P.01-02), La Nation Arabe (P.02), l'Expression (P.02) as well as almost all of the newspapers published today.

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- In a statement to El-Moudjahid, ANIE’s information officer, Mr. Ali Draâ evoked the interception last Sunday in Bordj-Bou-Arreridj of a bus transporting journalists accompanying the candidate Benflis, Noting that “Mohamed Charfi, President of the Authority, yesterday seized security officials across the country to protect journalists, candidates and the accompanying delegation”, publishes El-Moudjahid (P.05).

 

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- Speaking to candidates for the next presidential election and to the media, in a communiqué issued earlier this week, ANIE President Mohamed Charfi reviewed  several topics, especially the good respect of the content of the Charter of Ethics by all parties and the organization of a television debate whose date has not yet been retained, recall El-Moudjahid (P.05) and Horizons (P.04). In addition, the information officer at the ANIE, Ali Draâ, said, during a press briefing held yesterday in Algiers, that the latter did not send any warning to any of the presidential candidates for no-compliance with the election campaign program or the Ethics Charter, information relayed by almost all of the newspapers published today.

- Ali Draâ, also announced the installation of listening offices to ensure compliance with the charter of Ethics for Electoral Practices by private channels, as the problem does not arise for public channels, reports Horizons (P.04).

- Horizons (P.04) reviews the conduct of the electoral campaign in audiovisual structures, in particular the Audiovisual Centre for direct Expression made available to candidates.

Le Point Du Jour, Horizons (P.04), recalls the importance of televised debate in election campaigns, particularly that of the five presidential candidates, a first in our country if it takes place.

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Condolences

- Saddened by the death of APS journalist Djamila Djerrar, the Minister for Communication, spokesman of the government, and Acting Minister for Culture, Mr. Hassane Rabehi, presents his sincere condolences to her family, and assures them, on this painful occasion, of his support and sympathy, reports El-Moudjahid (P.24) and Horizons (P.24).

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According to El-Moudjahid (P.24) and Horizons (P.24), Djamila Djerrar, a journalist at the national agency Algeria Press Service (APS), died on Monday in Algiers at the age of 61 following an illness. The deceased was buried yesterday in the cemetery of El Alia (Algiers).

- In a communiqué on the coverage of the presidential election of 12 December, the Audiovisual Regulatory Authority (ARAV), reiterated some points and stressed the need to ensure respect for the Constitution, the information law, the electoral system and audiovisual activity, calling on audiovisual and electronic media to participate responsibly in the next election, report El-Moudjahid (P.09) and Horizons (P.04). Citing Article 50 of the Fundamental Law, the ARAV recalled also that press freedom is guaranteed by law and is not restricted by any censorship but cannot be used to violate the rights of others.

-  El-Moudjahid (P.07) focuses on the media coverage of the election campaign which, according to the national press published yesterday, has not yet reached a high speed, Recalling the determination of the five candidates running to convince the Algerians to go and vote massively.

- The election campaign was the theme that marked all the front pages of  newspapers published today, Tuesday 19 November 2019.

- Jeunesse d'Algérie (P.03) focused on the media coverage of the election campaign by Monday national press, reporting, the determination of the five candidates running to convince the Algerians to go and vote massively in order to get the country out of the political crisis it is going through. In the same context, Transaction d'Algérie (P.07) believes that the Oranese press, in its Monday deliveries, has unanimously qualified the launch of the electoral campaign as “timid”, while the regional dailies of the East of the country, published yesterday, reported for the most part that this campaign was started in full «discretion», punctuated by «surprise visits» for some candidates, says La Cité (P.02).

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