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El Watan

El Watan logo
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner SPA El Watan Presse
Editor Omar Belhouchet
Founded 1991
Political alignment Centre-Right
Language French
Headquarters Maison de La presse Tahar Djaout, 1er Mai, Algiers, Algeria
Circulation 200,000 (May 2006 - May 2007)
Official website El Watan

El Watan (Arabic:الوطن, i.e. the homeland) is a newspaper in Algeria. It aims to promote democracy and to give coverage to the Algerian opposition, and has acted as an outspoken voice against censorship and corruption. It has been suspended several times by the Algerian government, and journalists and editors jailed for various offenses. Its reporters have, according to the international press watchdogs Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) been targeted by both government forces and Islamist insurgents.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ Algeria - 2003 Annual report : print
  2. ^ Reporter for El Watan attacked and kidnapped : print

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