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Algeria Maps Law to Prevent Defamation of Racial Groups

The Government is preparing a law to prohibit disrespectful or malicious expression of opinion regarding the religious convictions, honor, views and liberty of racial communities, it was disclosed today.

M. Lebeau, Governor-General of Algiers, expressed to a delegation from the Jewish Algerian Committee for Social Studies the hope that the new law would halt anti-Semitic defamation in certain Algerian newspapers. He asked members of the committee to bring to his attention any case of anti-Jewish defamation.