A royal mistake cost Algerian TV presenter his job when he forgot to say ‘His Highness’
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has held the presidency since 1999. (File photo)
An Algerian TV news reader was sacked for saying the Algerian president's name without saying "His Highness" before it, according to local media reports.
According to al-Khaber newspaper al-Herri was reading an article about the president's meeting on national gas policy when he made the mistake that cost him his job.
A number of journalists and other presenters have expressed their solidarity with al-Herri, saying that his mistake was minimal and did not deserve to lose his job for it.
The newspaper also said that al-Herri was later appointed as a news editor in "Canal Algerie" after being removed from his position as a news reader.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has held the presidency office since 1999 and can serve an indefinite number of terms.
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