Algeria is preparing a list of some 150 Arab and foreign journalists which it is planning to ban from entry into the country due to their "unethical" coverage of the country's affairs, Al-Resalah news site reported.
Sources revealed that the majority of the journalists were Moroccan. Their names have been included on the list have been chosen because of their coverage of the plight of the 55 Syrian refugees which have been stranded at the Algeria-Morocco border.
Egyptian media workers make up the second most represented nationality.
Sources revealed the list would be sent to all Algerian diplomatic missions and the journalists would be denied entry by air, land and sea.
Some of the blacklisted journalists are working for global news networks such as Al Jazeera.