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An unprecedented hostility of the newspaper Le Monde towards Algeria: The Algerian ambassador in Paris denounces

The Algerian ambassador in Paris, Mohamed-Antar Daoud, denounced Sunday, the "unprecedented hostility" to Algeria, displayed by the daily Le Monde in its editorial edition published June 5, wondering about "the real purposes of such a relentlessness which is renewed, knowingly, at the approach of each political event .

PUBLISHED : 07-06-2021 | 0:00
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The Algerian ambassador in Paris, Mohamed-Antar Daoud, denounced Sunday, the "unprecedented hostility" to Algeria, displayed by the daily Le Monde in its editorial edition published June 5, wondering about "the real purposes of such a relentlessness which is renewed, knowingly, at the approach of each political event .

"In the edition published on June 5, 2021, dated Sunday 6-Monday 7 June, your newspaper has made an editorial marked by an unprecedented hostility to my country, its institutions and its symbols, crudely entitled: "Algeria in the authoritarian deadlock," he wrote in a statement addressed to the daily.

"Written from a Parisian newsroom, without waiting for your special envoy, who is about to visit Algeria from June 8 to 14, can measure on the ground the extent of the enthusiasm of the Algerian people including its youth for this crucial step in the institutional building of the new Algeria, the editorial in question evokes, with a disconcerting subjectivity, "a missed appointment for algerian democracy" ,he added.

Regretting "the deliberately outrageous and violent nature of this text, targeting the President of the Republic and the military institution," Mr. Mohamed-Antar Daoud said that this editorial "questions the real purpose of such a relentlessness which is renewed, knowingly, at the approach of each political event in my country.

According to the Algerian ambassador in Paris, "one is, legitimately, entitled to question the approach of Le Monde, even its motivation, when it hastens to launch a value judgment considering "Algeria in the authoritarian deadlock", even before materializing the interview scheduled in a few days with the Head of State, to address, according to the request made,  " stakes of the institutional process underway in Algeria.

"Does the newspaper Le Monde serve the hidden interests of lobbies hostile to a peaceful relationship between Algeria and France," he wondered, stressing, in this regard, that "the question remains. He noted, in this context, that "the subjective expressions used" in the paper such as "the regime", "civil facade to the military", "authoritarian reflexes" and "massive repression", "are, in fact, stale clichés, conveyed and repeated incessantly by a number of media.

"Unlike other countries and when it comes to commenting on political news in Algeria, the reality is distorted by using inappropriate terms, thus presenting the maintenance of order, the prerogative of any state, as a practice of "repression" and "stifling" he said. He insisted, as such, to emphasize that "strong institutions, including the National People's Army, respectful of its constitutional missions, Algeria which is committed, under the leadership of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in a process of national renewal in accordance with the aspirations of the Hirak "authentic" and "blessed", remains determined to complete the reforms undertaken whatever the obstacles and their instigator.

These reforms, he continued, "were highlighted and explained in depth during the interview recently granted by the Head of State to the magazine Le Point and in which he reiterated with firmness the constant positions of Algeria on a number of regional and international issues, including the issue of Western Sahara."

"It seems that the favorable echo generated by this interview has prompted the reaction of some parties behind maneuvers to discredit the salutary work begun in Algeria since the presidential elections of December 12, 2019. Appointment during which, it should be recalled, the Algerian people has, sovereignly and democratically, elected its President, "he said. For the Algerian ambassador in Paris, "it is unfortunate to note that the heirs of this institution of reference in journalism are located far from the principles of ethics printed by its founder Hubert Beuve-Méry whose positions on the Algerian revolution against colonialism remain recorded in the annals of the French press.

"That said, far be it from me to teach Le Monde that blissful satisfaction and unfair criticism are negative attitudes, which is why its special envoy is welcome to discover the new Algeria whose future is not "confiscated" but taken care of by all the living forces of the Nation," he concluded.

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