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Aïssa Merah

Matters of health in the Algerian media: The case of the construction of a public health media event

Le Temps des médias n° 23, Hiver 2014.

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During the summer of 2007, a mysterious epidemic of acute nephritic symptoms arises in the Sidi Bel Abbes region of western Algeria. Public authorities tried to hide the disease, thereby boosting the development of rumors and anxiety. The national media, despite the censorship and silence from the state, manage a coverage of the outbreak and pressure the authorities to intervene and open communication on the issue.

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