Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Algeria
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2008|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Algeria, February 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5679b22.html [accessed 21 October 2014]|
Anis Rahmani, managing editor of the Arabic-language weekly Echourouk, told CPJ that he and reporter Naïla Berrahal received death threats in June from what they suspected was an al-Qaeda-affiliated group. "They threatened to kidnap and kill me if I did not stop writing articles they deemed against al-Qaeda and Islam," he said. Rahmani told CPJ that on August 1, he received a letter from the General Directorate of National Security in Algiers informing him that, "based on the confessions made by a detained terrorist," armed terrorist groups were targeting the editor.