Libyan Media in Times of Crises

Hassan El Amin, editor-in-chief of Libya's Almostaqbal news website, said:

"The significance of the Declaration lies in its coming at a time when we need a professional and ethical obligation in the way we are dealing with the Libyan crisis.

"This is a pledge to re-examine our editorial policy and correct the errors. We will strive to make our news coverage to go side by side with this declaration."

Khalid Albahlool, owner of Tobactus radio and television network, said:

"This is a first step in the right direction to establish a road map for the Libyan media that suffered during the last four years from confusion and intellectual and political bickering in which each side sought to exclude the other.

"The next step is to form an independent legal body that regulates and codifies the media sector".

The workshop has been implemented by the UNESCO Tripoli Project Office in partnership with Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and the Organization’s contribution has been made possible through the generous support of the Government of Finland.

It is part of UNESCO’s efforts to reinforce the capacity of Libyan media to contribute to reconciliation and promote conflict-sensitive reporting.

(Source: UNSMIL)

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