Global Integrity Report 2011: Algeria

Category I  Non-government Organizations, Public Information, Information and Media

100

I-1. Anti-Corruption Non-Governmental Organizations

Indicators

10.  Are the media credible sources of information?

100

10c: In practice, journalists and editors adhere to strict, professional practices in their reporting.

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25
  • 0
Comments:
Not all newsrooms abide by a formal journalistic code of conduct. There is a formal code, but in practice it is rarely respected.

References:
Two main source of references for the score:

1. A report published by the newspaper El Watan dated Monday 15th August, 2011, page 7. ETHIQUE ET MEDIAS: “Il existe bien une structure d’autorégulation mise en place par les médias, mais elle n’est pas opérationnelle”.

2. This view is also shared by three journalists who requested anonymity (one from Tlemcen the second from Oran and the third from Algiers) with whom I spoke on the phone in September 2011.

10c: In practice, journalists and editors adhere to strict, professional practices in their reporting.

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25
  • 0
Comments:
Not all newsrooms abide by a formal journalistic code of conduct. There is a formal code, but in practice it is rarely respected.

References:
Two main source of references for the score:

1. A report published by the newspaper El Watan dated Monday 15th August, 2011, page 7. ETHIQUE ET MEDIAS: “Il existe bien une structure d’autorégulation mise en place par les médias, mais elle n’est pas opérationnelle”.

2. This view is also shared by three journalists who requested anonymity (one from Tlemcen the second from Oran and the third from Algiers) with whom I spoke on the phone in September 2011.

11     Are journalists safe when investigating corruption?

100

11b: In practice, in the past year, no journalists investigating corruption have been physically harmed.

  • Yes
  • No
Comments:
No such cases have been reported, according to my sources.

References:
Phone interview with sources who requested to be anonymous.

1. NGO representatives from Tlemcen.

2. Three journalists from Tlemcen , Oran and Algiers.

100

I-2 Media’s Ability to Report on Corruption

Indicators

11     Are journalists safe when investigating corruption?

100

11b: In practice, in the past year, no journalists investigating corruption have been physically harmed.

  • Yes
  • No
Comments:
No such cases have been reported, according to my sources.

References:
Phone interview with sources who requested to be anonymous.

1. NGO representatives from Tlemcen.

2. Three journalists from Tlemcen , Oran and Algiers.

100

I-3. Anti-Corruption Non-Governmental Organizations

Indicators

10.  Are the media credible sources of information?

100

10c: In practice, journalists and editors adhere to strict, professional practices in their reporting.

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25
  • 0
Comments:
Not all newsrooms abide by a formal journalistic code of conduct. There is a formal code, but in practice it is rarely respected.

References:
Two main source of references for the score:

1. A report published by the newspaper El Watan dated Monday 15th August, 2011, page 7. ETHIQUE ET MEDIAS: “Il existe bien une structure d’autorégulation mise en place par les médias, mais elle n’est pas opérationnelle”.

2. This view is also shared by three journalists who requested anonymity (one from Tlemcen the second from Oran and the third from Algiers) with whom I spoke on the phone in September 2011.

10c: In practice, journalists and editors adhere to strict, professional practices in their reporting.

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25
  • 0
Comments:
Not all newsrooms abide by a formal journalistic code of conduct. There is a formal code, but in practice it is rarely respected.

References:
Two main source of references for the score:

1. A report published by the newspaper El Watan dated Monday 15th August, 2011, page 7. ETHIQUE ET MEDIAS: “Il existe bien une structure d’autorégulation mise en place par les médias, mais elle n’est pas opérationnelle”.

2. This view is also shared by three journalists who requested anonymity (one from Tlemcen the second from Oran and the third from Algiers) with whom I spoke on the phone in September 2011.

11     Are journalists safe when investigating corruption?

100

11b: In practice, in the past year, no journalists investigating corruption have been physically harmed.

  • Yes
  • No
Comments:
No such cases have been reported, according to my sources.

References:
Phone interview with sources who requested to be anonymous.

1. NGO representatives from Tlemcen.

2. Three journalists from Tlemcen , Oran and Algiers.

100

I-4 Media’s Ability to Report on Corruption

Indicators

11     Are journalists safe when investigating corruption?

100

11b: In practice, in the past year, no journalists investigating corruption have been physically harmed.

  • Yes
  • No
Comments:
No such cases have been reported, according to my sources.

References:
Phone interview with sources who requested to be anonymous.

1. NGO representatives from Tlemcen.

2. Three journalists from Tlemcen , Oran and Algiers.

100