The biggest exports in Algeria are either mined or manufactured in the country. Agriculture plays a comparatively minor role in the country's overall economy. The vast majority of highly profitable mining or manufacturing concerns are owned and operated by the government and Algeria's government also oversees the instituting of economy-related laws and other necessary planning. In recent ...
Local Algerian TV is limited to just one station. Electronic media (TV and Radio) in Algeria is state-controlled. However, the printed press is very active and often has much to say about the authorities. Whilst there are no censorship laws as such, legislation states that those insulting or slandering government officials can face prison or hefty fines.