News Snippets

Published: Saturday 15 October 2011

>> Algeria has announced sweeping media reforms to allow private radio and television stations for the first time since independence in 1962. The move comes at a time when the government is battling to contain popular protests against the lack of freedom, high unemployment and corruption.

>> The Mexican navy says it has broken up a sophisticated communications network used by the Zetas drugs cartel in the eastern state of Veracruz. The navy said it seized mobile radio transmitters and encryption equipment that the gang had been using to coordinate its criminal activities.

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