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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 […]

Journalist Jailed for Defamation

A Tripoli court has sentenced the editor-in-chief of the private Al-Ummah [Al-Umma] newspaper to five years in jail, after the publication of a list of the names of 87 judges and prosecutors he claimed were corrupt. Amara Abdallah al-Khitabi [Omar Khatabi], 68, was sentenced in abstentia and fined 250,000 Libyan dinars ($210,000) for defamation and […]

Libya “Still Extremely Dangerous for Journalists”

From Reporters Without Borders. Libya’s journalists are still among the leading victims of the political turmoil and violence that have been a constant ever since Col. Gaddafi’s overthrow in the 2011 revolution. Armed clashes are continuing despite an attempt by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to broker a ceasefire and talks between […]

Concern about Journalists Missing in Libya

Reporters Without Borders (RWB) is very concerned about the fate of Tunisian journalists Sofiène Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari, who went missing near Ajdabiya, in eastern Libya, on 8 September and were apparently abducted. RWB calls for their immediate release. Chourabi is the host and producer of the programme “Dossiyates” for Tunisia’s First TV. He and […]

News Providers Targeted in Libya

From Reporters Without Borders. For the past month, Libya has been in the grip of some of the worst violence since the 17 February 2011 revolution which led to the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. There have been many civilian casualties and those working in the media have not been spared. Since July 13, violent armed […]

Woman Journalist Found with Throat Cut

Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that Naseeb Miloud Karfana, a TV journalist based in the southern city of Sabha, was murdered on Thursday 29 May. Her body was found together with her fiancé’s in the city’s northern Al-Hay Al-Jadida district. Her throat had been cut and she appeared to have been tortured. Naseeb […]