Algeria: 59th Anniversary of APs – Speeding up Transition to Digital Technology

Algiers — Algeria Press Service (APS), which celebrates Tuesday its 59th anniversary, is resolutely pursuing the modernization process, particularly through the implementation of several projects to adapt to the accelerated transition to digital technology that all media around the world are experiencing.

The APS was created in Tunis on December 1, 1961 at the initiative of the Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic (GPRA) to be the voice of the Algerian Revolution on the international media scene.

In the aftermath of independence, with rudimentary means and a reduced staff, APS took up the challenge and began to build and strengthen itself to become, over the years, a true national information agency, covering all the provinces of the country and accompanying the work of national construction in the political, economic, social, cultural and sports media.

Faced with technological challenges, the multiplication of electronic information sites and the emergence of social networks, the Agency has embarked on a vast process of modernization of its equipment and training of its human resources in order to assert itself as a reference media and provide its subscribers (media, institutions, companies and embassies) and the general public with diversified, reliable, credible and real-time information of the essential national and international news 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

With this in mind, in 2017, APS has equipped itself with a new editorial platform to manage the entire information production process (text and multimedia) for the benefit of its subscribers. It has a dozen information sites (a generalist site in Arabic, French and English, in addition to a site in Tamazight and 8 sites dedicated to the eastern, western, central and southern regions of the country).