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Libyan Centre for Freedom of Press partners with RSF

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Libyan Centre for Freedom of Press (LCFP) have signed a partnership agreement on cooperating to promote the freedom to inform in Libya. Under the agreement signed on 26 July, RSF and LCFP will work together to promote journalistic freedom, pluralism and independence and to protect journalists. The partnership will […]

Abducted Journalist found Bound and Shot Dead

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the killing of Libyan journalist Musa Abdul Kareem in Sabha, and urged the authorities responsible for the city to immediately investigate the circumstances of his death. Abdul Kareem, a local reporter and photojournalist, was abducted on July 31, and found dead later that day, according to the […]

Protecting Freedom of Expression in Libya

From Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL). Protect Freedom of Expression of Media Practitioners in Libya On World Press Freedom Day, LFJL remains deeply concerned by the restrictions imposed on media practitioners in Libya and reiterates its call to the Libyan state to protect freedom of expression and to guarantee media practitioners’ ability to conduct […]

A Guide to Freedom of Expression in Libya

A Guide to Freedom of Expression in Libya has been authored by Lawyers for Justice in Libya thanks to the assistance of International Media Support. It is intended to provide support for media stakeholders and identify human rights recommendations for the Libyan State. It is available to download here. Libya’s legal framework is, at present, […]

Libyan Media Discuss Guidelines to curb Hate Speech

Building on the recommendations of the recent Madrid III meeting in June, Libyan media managers and journalists from across the country and the region are gathering for three days in the Tunisian capital to establish guidelines concerning hate speech. Once elaborated, the guidelines will be widely distributed to allow media outlets to introduce common standards, […]

RSF asks GNA to Protect journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RWB, RSF) has said it condemns the latest acts of violence against journalists in Libya including freelance reporter Khaled Al Zantani’s murder by an Islamic State sniper on 23 June in Benghazi: Zentani was killed by a single shot while covering clashes in the western part of the city between IS fighters […]