Algerian blogger, Abdulsalam Baroudi, taken to court

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Today, June 11th, 2007, will be the first time that an Algerian blogger is being taken to court for articles posted on his personnel blog. Abdulsalam Baroudi is being sued by Tlemcen’s Director of Religious Affairs, who has accused him of posting defamatory material on his personal blog on February 20, under the title “Al Sistani Appears in Tlemcen

Tlemcen’s Journalism club is backing Abdulsalam Baroudi, and calling for journalists and reporters to rally for his case and struggle for the protection of Algerian journalists and bloggers.

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