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About Mustapha Benfodil

Mustapha Benfodil is an author, artist and journalist. He lives and works in Algeria. He is the co-founder of the Barakat Movement.

Articles by Mustapha Benfodil

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Algerian elections and the Barakat movement: "We are saying no to submission"

President Bouteflika and his team broke the people as a whole and Algerians as citizens. Mustapha Benfodil, founding member of the new Barakat ( Enough!) Movement, spoke to Karima Bennoune about the awakening of the tradition of activism and the search for consensual politics.

Algeria: When the Rivers Turned Black

Fundamentalist mass murder of Algerian people of letters in the 1990s was an intellectocide, in the tradition of totalitarian culture wars. Today, official limits on expression benefit fundamentalist ideas. This is the second death of Algerian intellectuals, says Mustapha Benfodil

Algérie: Quand les fleuves sont devenus noirs

L'assassinat massif des intellectuels algériens par les intégristes dans les années 1990 est un veritable intellectocide. Aujourd’hui, des formes de censure culturel officiel sont à l'œuvre, laissant le champ libre aux idées les plus rétrogrades. C'est la deuxième mort des intellectuels Algériens

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