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Current Issues of Mass Communication, 2021, no.30, 47-59


UDC 007:659.3:316.754(65)

The Audiovisual Media Services Directive in Algeria: A Survey on Media Legislations and Regulations

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Radouane Bouguerra(a), Yakoub Badji(b)*

(a) Doctor of Information and Communication, Mohamed Boudiaf University, M’Sila, 28000, Algeria


(b) PhD Student, Educational and Scientific Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine


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This research aims at examining and analyzing the development of media regulations and legislations since Algeria’s independence, particularly in the audiovisual sector. The main purpose of the present article is to reveal the legal framework that established the fundamental principles and general policy of the audiovisual media landscape in Algeria. Algerian society desperately needs media freedom and diversity, especially in the light of socio-political changes that the country has been witnessing in the recent years. As a result, we brought to light many defects and gaps in Algeria’s audiovisual landscape. Thus, we proposed several recommendations, such as the independence of the audiovisual control authority. The latter should adopt the regulations and legislation to support media ownership and transparency, strengthening the audiovisual media’s financial policy, with needs to enact information law to facilitate professional journalism practice and comfortable access to information in Algeria.

KEYWORDS: Media freedom, Mass Media development, Media regulations.


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