Algerian jounalist dies after self-immolation

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A television producer in Algeria has died, more than two weeks after he set himself on fire because of what he said were unpaid wages.

Youcef Goucem, 61, carried out the act of self-harm inside the offices of Dzair TV.

The channel said it regretted “a commercial dispute that had unfortunately turned into a drama” and that Mr Goucem had been reassured that his pay claim – which dated back to 2017 – was being processed.

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