Media and the Right of Criticism in the Era of Democratic Transformations in the Arab World: Algeria as a Case

Tayeb Belouadah


This Article demonstrates and defines the right of criticism and the field of its application as one aspect of freedom of speech and opinion. In fact, this right often enables mass media to participate in public life and is considered as a direct contribution to protect the censorship system and to discover its defects. This occurs after publishing the opinions and the evaluations of the different works that interest society and showing its disadvantages in the context of the democratic transformations that prevail in our Arab societies nowadays. The article also exposes the conditions of the right of criticism and its contribution to the development of society. It also made some suggestions concerning the right of criticism that, I believe, the Algerian legislator should follow. Focus, then, should be on mass media and its role of creating a balanced discourse that can transmit facts objectively and enables the public to criticize what has been transmitted if there is a need to do that.


Criticism; Media; Democratic transformations; Algeria

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