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Press freedom under fire: Algeria Scoop journalists jailed

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The director and editor-in-chief of the Algerian news site Algeria Scoop were arrested after releasing a report where southern Algerian entrepreneurs criticized the authorities, reported a detainee defense NGO.

Algeria ranks 139th out of 180 in press freedom, with increasing pressure on independent media and journalists.

The director and editor-in-chief of the Algerian news site Algeria Scoop were arrested after releasing a report where southern Algerian entrepreneurs criticized the authorities, reported a detainee defense NGO.

Omar Ferhat and Sofiane Ghirous are charged with "inciting and propagating hate speech."

The arrests followed the publication of a video showing two female entrepreneurs protesting their marginalization at a ceremony in Algiers.

Algeria ranks 139th out of 180 in press freedom, with increasing pressure on independent media and journalists.

The arrest of the Algeria Scoop journalists underscores the ongoing challenges facing press freedom in Algeria. The international community continues to watch closely as journalists face significant risks for reporting on sensitive issues.

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