Using foreign rights and using the authorization to open an office to base their editorial staff in Algeria, the target of their programs, these media escape its legal control.
In Algeria, the authorities have decided to launch a “technological and legal repatriation of private offshore television channels which escape national law”. The information was made public by Ammar Belhimer, the Minister of Communication, who wants the regulation of private television channels to return to stable and legal bases.
You should know that many Algerian television channels escape the country’s regulations. Launched under the aegis of Lebanese, Jordanian, Emirati and other Gulf countries law, these television channels usually ask for the right to have representation in Algeria.
The latter is in fact their headquarters since ultimately all the editorial staff are there to produce content dedicated primarily to the Algerian market while escaping its regulations.
According to its chief, the Algerian Ministry of Communication is currently working on regulations that will put an end to this practice, which dates back to 2011 and the opening of the Algerian audiovisual sector advocated by ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Source Ecofin Agency@