Introduction to Algerian News Media
Media in Algeria is controlled by the government, which had forced all of the private satellite television networks to operate from outside the country until 2014. Even today, only five private TV networks — Dzair, Ennahar, El Djazairia, Echourouk and Hogar, are allowed to operate within Algeria. All of these channels are known to be close to the Algerian authorities.
Dozens of other private satellite television channels operating in Algeria have an “offshore” status, which means that they operate from abroad in coordination with regional offices in Algeria. The networks that oppose the government completely operate from outside Algeria.
As far as the radio sector is concerned, it is entirely owned by the ruling government. The state TV network and radio channels favour the government in most of the reports and avoid criticism of the same.
The press is quite lively in Algeria and thus, newspapers attract a larger readership of the Arabic language readers. French is another language that is being read and spoken in Algeria, however the French language newspapers are still restricted to the educated elite class.
While the government owns and dominates the most of the media houses in Algeria, some of the press titles operate as independent entities. The owners of most of the media outlets have links with the people placed in the government.
United States-based media watchdog organisation Freedom House claims that the Algerian media is “Not Free”. According to Reporters Without Borders, the re-election of President Bouteflika in 2014 caused a “progressive asphyxiation” of the media.
According to the Internet World Stats, as many as 15 million people had access to the internet by 2017. The country has a cyber-crime law that allows the government to block the websites that deemed “contrary to public order or decency”.
Facebook is the most popular social media platform in Algeria and thus, most of the media outlets have their presence on that. Many politicians, footballers, government officials and writers from Algeria have huge following on Facebook.
Algerian newspapers and websites’ list
We have compiled a list of top newspapers and websites that are quite popular among the Algerian readers within the nation and its neighbouring countries.
Part I: Newspapers and news websites
In the first part of the article, we have shared a list of the prominent newspapers and news websites of Algeria with their details.
1. El Bilad
El Bilad is a satellite television channel broadcasting in the Arabic language from Algiers, Europe, Africa and Middle East. The slogan of El Bilad is freedom, fairness and objectivity.
El Bilad was launched on March 19, 2014. The channel has its headquarters in Algiers, Algeria. Talking about the El Bilad TV progamming wing, it airs two shows based on current affairs namely Report and El Bilad Voice. It also has an animated series titled The Pink Panther.
Apart from the TV channel, El Bilad also has a digital version. The website serves the latest news, segregated in categories like Private meeting, Last, Mix, The observer, Pens, International, Cultural, Sportsman, Courts, the local, the National and the event among others.
Social Media Presence
El Bilad is also available on different social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
2. Ennahar El Djadid
Ennahar El Djadid, which is also known as Ennahar ‘the new day’, is an Arabic language daily based in Algeria.
Ennahar El Djadid was founded in 2007. The daily and the television channel with the same name, Ennahar TV, is owned by the eponymous group, Ennahar. The Managing Editor of Ennahar El Djadid is Anise Rahmani and its Editor-in-chief is Souad Azzouz (2021).
According to The Printed Press in Algeria: Media Positioning and Language Issues, in 2011, Ennahar El Djadid was the third largest circulated Algerian newspaper with a circulation of 365,005 copies. At the same time, Echorouk and El Khabar had the first and second largest circulation respectively.
On February 12, 2020, the owner of Ennahar El Djadid was arrested by the gendarmerie. He was booked for several charges like invasion of privacy, influence peddling, contempt of body, obtaining undue advantages, non compliance with the law on the movement of capital from and to abroad; he is remanded in custody.
Due to the financial crisis at the end of April 2020, Ennahar El Djadid announced suspension of the print edition.
The digital edition of Ennahar El Djadid offers the latest news in different sections like Featured news, National news, Algeria news, Sports and World news. It also has categories like Society, Art and Culture.
Social Media Presence
One can follow the website on different social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
3. Echorouk ?
Based in Algeria, Echorouk is a daily tabloid newspaper, published from Saturday to Thursday. Owned by Echorouk Group, the newspaper was founded in 1990 under the name of Echorouk Al Arab. It also publishes a weekly supplement named Echorouk El Ousboui. Echorouk has its headquarters at Abdelkader Sefir Press House, Kouba, Algiers. The President of Echorouk is Ali Fodil and its editor is Nasreddine Kacem (2021).
In July 2015, Echorouk launched a competition to learn English in association with the British Council in Algeria. From July 24 to August 20, 2015, the daily used to publish a number of articles in English and the contestants were supposed to read the articles and answer the two asked questions on the daily’s website, the British Council’s portal or on its Facebook page. Five winners of the contest were given prizes in September during a ceremony organised at the UK Ambassador’s Residence in Algiers.
Echorouk is the second-largest daily Arabophone newspaper in terms of circulation.
Apart from its print edition, Echorouk also has a digital version. According to Forbes, the newspaper’s digital version – Echorouk Online – was the third most visited portal in the MENA region in 2010. Prominent sections in which the portal is divided are World, Sport, Economy, Culture and art. It also has Opinion, Multimedia and Blogging sections.
Social Media Presence
The website is available on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. One can also subscribe to its YouTube channel.
4. El Khabar ??
El Khabar is a daily newspaper based in Algeria. The newspaper is published seven days a week. The tabloid newspaper is the most widely read newspaper in Algeria.
The first edition of El Khabar was published by a group of journalists on November 1, 1990, in Algiers, after the fall of Algeria’s one-party system in 1988. In August 2003, El Khabar temporarily ceased publication due to its debt to the state-run printing presses.
El Khabar has its headquarters in Algiers, Algeria. It had a circulation of 500,000 copies in May 2006 – May 2007.
Apart from the print edition, El Khabar also has a digital version. The digital service of El Khabar publishes news in two languages — Arabic and French. There is a minor section in English as well. According to Forbes, El Khabar’s digital version became the sixth most visited portal for 2010 in the MENA region. The website of El Khabar serves the latest news in different categories such as Islamic, Culture, Sport, Society and World among others.
Social Media Presence
One can follow the website on different social media platforms like Facebook, Google +, Twitter. It can also be subscribed on YouTube.
5. ?Djelfa Info
?Djelfa info is an Algerian news website. Published in the Arabic language, the portal was launched in April 2006. Djelfa info is considered one of the first electronic newspapers in Algeria. The website has its headquarters in the city of Djelfa.
To cater to the interest of its target audience, Djelfa info has segregated its news stories into various sections. The portal has categories like News, Economy and Development, Investigations, Seminars and Dialogues, Agriculture, Society, Heritage and History among others. It also offers mobile application for Android users. Djelfa info boasts of 4.7 visitors per month on its website.
6. Observ Algerie
Observ Algerie is a news portal based in Algeria. Published in the French language, it was launched on September 30, 2016. Observ Algerie was founded by Khaled Belkouche, who later went on to become its editor. The website was established by the communication agency Assalass Com, which is based in France. The website claims to have 1.8 million visitors on a monthly basis.
The website mainly covers information related to Algeria and Maghreb at large. Its primary target audience is the Algerian diaspora. It is considered the first website whose primary audience is the Algerian diaspora, mainly residing in France and Canada. According to Wikipedia, most of its readers, almost 70 percent belong to France.
Categories And Social Media Presence
For the convenience of its readers, it has categories such as Politics, Featured, Economy, Sports, Society, Lifestyle and Leisure and Miscellaneous among others. Observ Algerie is present on major social media platforms. One can find its accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It also has a YouTube channel.
Observ Algerie faced censorship in July 2019 when several media platforms were banned. The portal was suspended across the network of all the internet service providers due to a popular protest movement in the country.
7. El Heddaf
El Heddaf is an Algerian sports newspaper. The nationwide daily primarily covers football. Headquartered in the capital city of Algiers, El Heddaf’s first issue appeared on November 1, 1998. It also has a French edition named Le Buteur and a sports TV channel based in Algiers. The channel was launched on June 4, 2014 and is broadcast in Europe, Africa and Middle-East.
Digital Media Presence
El Heddaf also has a news portal besides a print edition. It claims to be the first sports portal in Algeria and Maghreb. To cater to the interest of its target audience, El Heddaf has segregated news stories into multiple categories on its website. Awards, Pictures, Videos, All Sports, Match Programs and Columns are among the sections available on the portal. According to Wikipedia, its online edition was the fourth-most visited website in the MENA (Middle East/North Africa) for the year 2010. El Heddaf is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
Awards And Events
El Heddaf organizes several sports events and activities in the country. Since 2007, it has been presenting best Arab player award every year. El Heddaf is also presenting the best Algerian player award annually since 2009.
8. El Watan
El Watan is a daily newspaper in Algeria. Published in the French language, it is owned by SPA El Watan Presse. The daily is headquartered in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria. Its first issue appeared on October 8, 1990. El Watan is published in tabloid format and is said to be politically aligned to the center-right. As per Wikipedia, El Watan had 200,000 circulations between May 2006 and May 2007.
El Watan has an interesting history. Its origin trace back to 1990 when Omar Belhouchet and his nineteen colleagues left El Moudjahid, the FLN government-owned newspaper. The newly created El Watan aimed to promote democracy and hence was subjected to the ire of the authorities. During the 90s, the daily was suspended several times. Even its director was prosecuted in over a hundred cases and was imprisoned several times. As per Wikipedia, international press watchdogs such as Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) state that reporters of El Watan have often faced harassment by both government forces and Islamist insurgents.
Supplements And Digital Media Presence
El Watan claims to be the first independent French morning newspaper to be published in Algeria. It publishes three weekly supplements and a weekend edition, which was first published in July 2007. In the following year, El Watan launched a trilingual website in Arabic, English and French languages. To cater to the interest of its readers, the website has created several categories such as News, Sports, Economy, Culture and International. El Watan is also available on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
9. Al Jazair 1? ?
Al Jazair 1 is a news website based in Algeria. It publishes stories in the Arabic language. The portal has several sections such as National, Society, Sports, Culture, The World and Economy among others. Al Jazair is also available on Facebook.
Liberte is an Algerian daily newspaper published in the French language. It is headquartered in El Achour, Algiers and the capital city of Algeria. Published in the tabloid format, it was launched on June 27, 1992. The newspaper was founded by four partners-among which three are professional journalists- Ahmed Fattani, Hacène Oandjeli, Ali Oafek, and one is a businessman Issad Rebrab. In August 2003, Liberte temporarily ceased its operations due to debt issues, however, it soon resumed its publication.
Digital Media Presence
Liberte has a news website with sections such as News, Investigation, International, Culture, Sports, Economy, History, Science and Environment. It is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Radio Algerie was founded in 1986 when its predecessor Algerian Radio and Television Company, established in 1962 split. Radio Algerie produces three national radio channels in Arabic, Berber and French. It also produces three thematic national stations- namely, Radio Culture, Radio Coran and Jil FM besides an international station named Radio Algeria International. Radio Algerie has 46 regional stations. Mohamed Baghali became its Director-General on January 6, 2021.
Digital Media Presence
Radio Algerie has an Arabic website with various categories such as Technology, Culture and Arts, Society, Economy, The World, Sports and Algeria among others. It is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
12. Algerie 360 ?
Algerie 360 is an Algerian news portal. Published in the French language, the news website was launched in August 2009. To cater to the interest of its target audience, Algerie 360 has several categories such as Politics, Sports, Economy, Nation, Automotive, Algeria, International, Culture and Women among others. It is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram. Algerie 360 boasts of 7.2 million visitors / 12.5 million page views monthly on its site.
TSA is an Arabic language news website in Algeria. The portal is basically the Arabic version of the original TSA site, which operates in the French language. It was launched in 2007 by journalist brothers- Hamid and Lounès Guemache. TSA has been suspended twice- first time on October 6, 2017, and then in June 2019.
The portal (TSA Arabic) caters to the interest of its readers via several categories such as The World, Culture, Media and Art, Sports, Society and Multimedia among others. It is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Later in 2014, TSA also launched the mobile application for both Android and iOS devices.
Ouarsenis is an Algerian news website. It operates in the Arabic language. For the convenience of its readers, the portal has various sections such as Society, Policy, National, Sports, Health, Education and Culture among others. It is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
15. ?Le Matin d’Algerie
Le Matin d’Algerie is an online newspaper based in Algeria. It is the successor of the print newspaper, Le Matin, which was shut down by Algerian authorities in July 2004. The “arbitrary suspension” of Le Matin made its founders continue its legacy through the digital medium. Published in the French language, ?Le Matin d’Algerie was launched in 2017. It is headquartered in Algiers and is owned by Mohamed Benchicou. Hamid Arab is the director of the publication.
The website has segregated the news stories in a wide range of sections including World, Society, Culture, Politics, Featured, Sports and Archives among others. ?Le Matin d’Algerie is also available on Facebook and Twitter.
16. Le Soir d’Algerie
Le Soir d’Algérie is an Algerian daily newspaper published in the French language. Headquartered in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, it appears in the evening. The first issue of Le Soir d’Algerie was published on September 3, 1990. It is said to be one of the first evening dailies of the private Algerian press. On February 11, 1996, a terrorist attack demolished its headquarters in Algiers. On August 23, 2003, it was one of the six dailies to be suspended from publication.
Fouad Boughanem, Maâmar Farrah, Zoubir Soussi, Djamel Saifi and Mohamed Bedrina were among the founding members of the daily. Fouad Boughanem remained its managing director from 1999 till June 5, 2019, until death. According to the Algerian Ministry of Communication, the newspaper had a circulation of 70,800 copies in 2006.
Digital Media Presence
Le Soir d’Algerie also has an online edition with sections such as Sports, Regions, Culture and many more. It is also present on Facebook and Twitter.
Djazairess is an Algerian news portal. Published in the French language, it is basically a news aggregator. It claims to assemble news stories from 63 Algerian websites and then rank them accordingly. All of this is done automatically. The portal has various sections such as Health, Religious, Cultural, Social, Sports, International, Economic and Political among others. Djazairess also has an account on Facebook.
18. Le Quotidien d’Oran
Le Quotidien d’Oran is an Algerian daily newspaper. Published in the French language, it is based in Oran. The first issue of Le Quotidien d’Oran appeared on December 14, 1994. It was launched as a regional newspaper, however from 1997, it started being published on a national level.
Le Quotidien d’Oran also has a website besides a print version. To cater to the interest of its readers, the portal has segregated its news stories into sections such as Analysis, Editorial, Event, Reportage, Sports and Culture among others. The column by Editor Kamel Daoud is named “Raïna Raïkoum”. According to Euro Topics, it is pro-government and its circulation was 95,000 copies in 2018.
19. ? Algerie Eco
Algerie Eco is a French news website based in Algeria. Launched in December 2015, it mainly covers economic and business news. The target audience of Algerie Eco is economic decision-makers, business leaders and executives. Algerie Eco caters to the interest of its readers via various sections such as News, Energy, Business-Management, Banks-Finances, and Digital Economy among others. The portal is available on Facebook as well. It also offers mobile application for Android devices.
20. ?Al Jazair Al Youm
Al Jazair Al Youm is an Alegrian news website. It publishes stories in the Arabic language. Al Jazair Al Youm was launched on November 1, 2015. The portal has several categories such as Algeria, Regional, The World, Economy and Business, Opinions and Analysis, Sport, Culture, Technology and many more. Al Jazair Al Youm is also present on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Linkedln.
21. ?El Massa
El Massa is an Arabic language daily newspaper. It is headquartered in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria. The first issue of El Massa appeared on October 1, 1985. It is published by the Algerian government. It also has a website with categories such as Sports, World, Culture and Society among others. El Massa is present on Facebook and Twitter.
22. Dzayer Info
Dzayer Info is an Algerian news portal. It operates in the Arabic language. For the convenience of its readers, Dzayer Info has segregated the news stories into sections such as Sports, The Grand Maghreb and many more. The portal is also present on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
23. El Moudjahid
El Moudjahid is a French language daily newspaper based in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria. Owned by the Algerian government, the newspaper was established during the Algerian war (1954-62). It was founded as an FLN guerrilla information bulletin distributed among the fighters. In 1962 after the war, El Moudjahid became the major newspaper of Algeria. The daily was a propaganda tool for FLN government until 1991 when the party was voted out of power.
24. La Depéche de Kabylie
La Depéche de Kabylie is an Algerian news website. It publishes stories in the French language. The website is published by Sarl La Depeche De Kabylie and the director of publication is Idir Benyounes. Launched on June 13, 2002, the portal has several sections such as National, Sports and Culture among others. La Depéche de Kabylie is also available on Facebook and Twitter.
L’Expression is a French-language daily newspaper. It is headquartered in Algiers, the capital of Algeria. The first issue of the daily appeared on November 11, 2000. L’Expression was founded by Ahmed Fattani. According to data released by the Algerian Ministry of Communication in 2006, the newspaper had a circulation of 70,000 copies. On August 23, 2003, it was one of the six Algerian dailies that were suspended. L’Expression has a website with sections such as National, International, Sports, Culture, Society, Regions and Economy. It is also available on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
26. Algerie 1?
Algerie 1 is a French language news website in Algeria. For the convenience of its readers, the news portal has segregated the stories into categories such as Economy, Politics, International, Sports, Society and Health. Algerie 1 is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
27. Ech Chaab
Ech Chaab is an Arabic language daily newspaper in Algeria. Its first issue appeared on December 11, 1962, just a few months after Algeria achieved independence. Ech Chaab has a website besides the print edition. It is also present on social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. Journalist Mustapha Hamissi became the head of Ech Chaab on May 31, 2020. Meanwhile, Mostafa Hemissi is the president of the newspaper.
28. El Mihwar
El Mihwar is an Algerian news website. It operates in the Arabic language. To cater to the interest of its readers, the portal has segregated the news stories into various sections such as National, Economy, Local, Sports, Society, Culture and Art, International and many more. El Mihwar is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
29. ?Algerie Dz?
?Algerie-dz.com is an Algeria-based website. It operates in the French language. The portal has categories like Meetings, Donation, and Forum.
30. Akher Saâ ?
Akher Saâ is a daily newspaper in Algeria. Published in the Arabic language, it is headquartered in the city of Annaba. Akher Saâ has a website with categories such as News, Sports, Culture, Technology and many more. It is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Annasr is a regional daily newspaper published in Constantine, eastern Algeria. The daily was established on November 27, 1908, and was known as La Depeche de Constantine. Initially, the newspaper was published in the French language, later, it began its operations in Arabic. The newspaper was nationalised on September 18, 1963. Annasr also has a website and is present on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Assawt? is an Arabic news website based in Algeria. The portal is affiliated with daily newspaper Al-Sout Al-Akhr. Both were launched in the year 2013. Assawt? has various sections such as World, Sport, Art and Culture among others. It is also available on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook. However, its Twitter account is suspended.
33. ?El Hiwar El Jazairia
?El Hiwar El Jazairia is an Arabic language newspaper. It is published in Aknoûn, Algeria. It also has a website besides a print edition. For the convenience of its readers, the portal has segregated the news stories into several sections such as Culture, Diplomat, Magazine and Event among others. ?El Hiwar El Jazairia has an official Facebook account. However, its Twitter handle is suspended.
34. El Djournhouria
El Djournhouria is an Arabic language newspaper in Algeria. It is headquartered in Oran. El Djournhouria also has a news portal to complement its print edition. It is available on social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. The Twitter handle of El Djournhouria stands suspended.
Horizons is a daily newspaper in Algeria. It is published in the French language. The first issue of the daily appeared on October 1, 1985. Initially, it was an evening newspaper, however, gradually it became a morning newspaper published in the tabloid format. Headquartered in Algiers, Horizons also has a regional office in Tizi Ouzou. It even has an online portal with sections such as Sports, Reports, Regions and many more.
36. Algerie Maintenant
Algerie Maintenant is a news portal in Algeria. It is published in the Arabic language. For the convenience of its target audience, Algerie Maintenant has segregated the news stories into several categories such as Policy, Event, International, Culture and Art, Sports and Economy among others.
37. Algerie Patriotique
Algerie Patriotique is a French-language news portal in Algeria. The website has categories such as Economy, World, Culture, Sports and Interview among others. Algerie Patriotique is present on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. It also has a YouTube channel. The portal also offers mobile applications for both Android and iOS devices.
Part II: Business newspaper
In the second part of the article, we have described the most prominent business of Algeria.
Zawya is a regional news website that caters to its target audience in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the rest of MENA. The portal is available in both Arabic and English languages. A part of Refinitiv Middle East, Zawya was established in 2000 in London, the United Kingdom. Later, in 2002, it shifted its base to Dubai. It was launched by British-Iraqi investment banker Ihsan Jawad.
Zawya provides business intelligence and unique tools for financial professionals in North Africa and Middle East region. It mainly covers “latest news and analysis from regional and global markets throughout the day” besides “news on equities, commodities and currencies” with real-time update. As it was priced much lesser than the other information portals such as Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters, hence it became quite popular. Zawya was acquired by Thomson Reuters on June 25, 2012.
Zawya has a special section dedicated to cover business-related news. The Business category has sub-categories such as Real Estates, Construction and Energy. Other sections available on the website are Economy, Markets, Laws and Legislation and Companies.
Part III: Sports newspapers and websites
In the third part of the article, we have shared a list of the prominent sports newspapers and news websites of Algeria with their details.
39. Football Algérien
Football Algérien is a French language sports website in Algeria. It claims to be the “first pure player, DZ football news since 1999” on its official Facebook page. Football in Algeria, LIGUE 1, LEAGUE 2, Algerian Cup, CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup, Arab cups, National Teams and Greens of the World are among the sections of news on the Football Algérien website.
Football Algérien also features videos and has its presence on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. One can sign up for the DZfoot’s daily newsletter to get updates about important sports news of the day.
40.? Le Buteur
Le Buteur is a French language sports magazine that reports all news related to “Algerian and International Football, transfer, standings” and “live results” as per its official Facebook page. News, Interviews, Live match, Sports and Service are among the sections of news on the Le Buteur website.
In the footnote of the website, Le Buteur claims to be “the leader of the football media in Algeria”. One can follow Le Buteur on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter for latest news and updates. The website also provides the printed version of Le Buteur on a subscription based model.
Competition is a French language Algerian sports newspaper that has a website as well with news sections like Ligue 1, League 2, Algerian Cup and National Team. Besides latest news, one can check rankings, watch videos, read interviews and surveys on the Competition website. The website also provides PDF editions of the newspaper for free.
One can follow Competition on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn for latest news and updates. The readers can sign up on the website to receive a newsletter on regular intervals.
Echibek is an Arabic language sports newspaper and website that publishes news in sections like World Championships, Our Professionals, National Team and Algerian Football. The website has a Facebook page as well that describes itself as “a page that offers you a variety of different videos”. One can also follow Echibek on Twitter and Google+.
43. Planète Sport
Planète Sport is a French language sports newspaper in Algeria. It has a website as well with sections like Algerian Football, Foreign Football and Omnisport. One can follow Planète Sport on Facebook and read its PDF version for free on the website.
44. Algerie Football
Algerie Football is an Algerian sports website that publishes news in the French language, covering sections like Ligue 1 Mobilis, League 2, Algerian Cup, National Team, Videos of the Greens, World, Global Videos 2018, Champions League and International. The website also features videos and slideshows from football matches.
Part IV: News agency
In the fourth part of the article, we have explained about the official news agency of Algeria.
45. Algérie Presse Service
Algeria Press Service is the official news agency of Algeria. It used to provide hand-typed news in the colours of the national flag to all the foreign media outlets. On December 1, 1961, the agency was formed in Tunis after the conclusion of the Algerian War of Independence.
The agency has its website as well that came into existence on February 18, 1998. The Research Center in Scientific and Technical Information (CERIST) had hosted the website a year earlier it became APS Online. Later in November, Algeria Press Service launched the broadcast media using a satellite network.
Talking about independent media in Algeria, as many as 45 Arabic language and French language publications are registered to operate in the country. Four newspapers, two in the French language and s many in Arabic, are owned by the government. However, according to the Library of Congress Federal Research Division, most of the printing presses as well as advertising agencies are owned by the government of Algeria.
Echourouk is the leading newspaper in Algeria with a circulation of 1,800,000 copies. Ennahar with 1,600,000, El Khabar with 1,000,000 and Quotidien d’Oran with 700,000 are the other privately owned newspapers in Algeria.
All radio and television networks are owned by the government. These media outlets only report in the favour of the ruling government. The Berber language and culture was introduced into media by the government in 2004 and 2005.
Algérie Presse Service is the official news agency of Algeria. On December 1, 1961, the agency was formed after Algeria’s independence from French control. Besides text stories for print media, the Algerian news agency now provides information for online portals and satellite services as well. However, most of the Algerians call it the mouthpiece of the ruling government.
Algeria also has a number of news websites. Algiers Herald is the only website that publishes news in the English language.
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