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The Meaning of the Murders

ByWilliam A. Orme

Djilali Arabidou was one of Algeria’s best-known photojournalists. The weekly newsmagazine where he worked, Algeria-Actualité, was known to be editorially sympathetic to the military government and its war against Islamist insurgents. In March 1996, in a quiet residential district outside Algiers, Arabidou was intercepted and shot dead by rebel gunmen.