Algeria threatens to withdraw France 24 press accreditation over 'blatant bias'

Algeria’s communications ministry on Saturday threatened broadcaster France 24 with the “permanent withdrawal” of its press accreditation over “blatant bias” in its coverage of the country’s pro-democracy Hirak protest movement. “A final warning before the permanent withdrawal of accreditation was sent to France 24,” a ministry statement said. “The bias of France 24 in the coverage of the Friday marches is blatant, going so far as to resort without restraint to archival images… to help anti-national remnants consisting of reactionary or separatist organisations,” the ministry charged. It was…

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