This decision, particularly motivated by “non-compliance with professional ethics, false information and manipulation rules,” was made the day after the early legislative elections marked by high abstention rates.
After warning French news channel 24 to report on the Chirac movement in March, Algeria decided to withdraw its certification because of its “Obvious and repeated hostility”, Announced, Sunday, June 13, the Ministry of Transportation.
This withdrawal is also due to “Disrespect for professional ethics, false information and rules of manipulation, and proof of aggressiveness towards Algeria”The official APS agency quoted government spokesperson Ammar Belhimer as saying. This decision was made the day after the early legislative elections marked by high abstention rates.
The APS message recalled that the Algerian government issued on March 13 “Last warning before final exit” Its recognition of France 24, by questioning its “Report of the Friday Parade”, Refers to the demonstrations of Hirak, a popular protest movement against the regime.
The news channel once again reported on the legislative elections broadcast live in Algiers on Saturday, and the response at night was that it was surprised “No explanation” Regarding the disqualification of its correspondent.
“Our coverage of Algerian news is transparent, independent and honest”, France said in a message aired on the 24th. When questioned by Agence France-Presse (AFP), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined to comment.