Blocked news sites in Algeria accessible again

Several Algerian news outlets which had complained that their websites had been blocked were back online Thursday evening. AFP was able to access the websites of Tariq News and Twala in the capital Algiers, after they had been blocked the previous day, amid rising concerns about press freedom in the North African country. But one site blocked on Wednesday, the Casbah Tribune – founded in 2017 by Khaled Drareni, who is serving a prison sentence for his coverage of protests last year – remained inaccessible without a VPN. Maghreb Emergent and Radio M, two other outlets, were also available agai…

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