On The Listening Post this week: Following weeks of mass protests in Algeria, cracks in the official media narrative start to show. Plus, profiting from purpose in the world of advertising.

The media battle of Algiers

State-controlled media often fill their airtime with images of their leader to remind citizens who is in power. But in Algeria, those images are few and far between.

This past week, when the country’s President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, withdrew his bid for a fifth term in office after three weeks of mass protests, the announcement did not come from Bouteflika himself because the 82-year old has been all but absent in national news since a stroke six years ago left him paralysed.

For news about the political uprising in the

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