Libyan Media "Not Free"

In its latest report, Freedom House has lowered its assessment of press freedom in Libya to "Not Free".

The deteriorating security situation ensnared journalists and other members of the press, who suffered a spate of threats, kidnappings, and attacks in 2013, often at the hands of nonstate actors, including the assassination of a television presenter in Benghazi.

There was also an increased use of Qadhafi-era penal and civil codes to bring defamation charges against journalists, with one reporter facing up to 15 years in prison for alleging judicial corruption.

As a result, Libya’s score declined from 59 to 62, and it fell into the Not Free category.

(Source: Freedom House)

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