The “Washington Times” newspaper considered that the documentary about the Algerian popular protests (Hirak) that was broadcast last Tuesday by the French public television channels was “expected”, as it expected a “response” from strong media groups “disturbed” by the efforts of President Tebboune to confront crises in Algeria.
In its recent edition, in which it praised the work of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to confront the multifaceted crises arising from the current health situation in the country, the Washington Times confirmed the possibility of a “response” by powerful media groups and interest centres disturbed by the president’s endeavours.
The American newspaper did not hesitate to describe the economic and constitutional reforms that Algeria embarked on with courage and the model that will enable the country to emerge stronger from the crisis, but these reforms will inevitably lead to inconvenience and reaction, as these expectations did not take long to appear.
In the name of freedom of expression, two documentaries on the popular movement in Algeria broadcast at the same time last Tuesday evening on two channels with high viewership (France 5 and the LCP) “truncated images of the Algerian reality with a clear goal, which is to prejudice the credibility of the country’s rulers”.
These two documentaries have left a wide wave of condemnation and disapproval by Algerians on social networks and even by media professionals, who considered this campaign a “mountain that gave birth to a rat”.
University and experts considered the documentary with a “provocative” character, flavoured by “France, which longs for the past” warning against the “backgrounds” of this hidden production.