Media & Advertising
From The Report: Algeria 2013
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The Algerian media sector continues to remain relatively underdeveloped; however, a number of recent changes suggest the sector may be going through a transition period. Print media continues to hold a dominant role, with a total of 105 daily newspapers published across the country, and many publications shifting from French to Arabic. Although government advertising continues to be the main source of revenue for most publications, some of the largest newspapers are beginning to find success attracting advertising from private companies. In addition to changes in the print segment, private television channels are emerging as serious contenders to the state-run offerings. Additionally, as the country’s internet penetration increases, online news platforms promise to become increasingly popular.