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EU calls for Safe Environment for Libyan Journalists

The Ambassador of the European Union and the Ambassadors of EU Member States accredited to Libya call on the Libyan leadership to protect media freedom and create a safe environment for journalists in Libya to do their job. Libya remains a tough place for journalists, media professionals and activists who continue to face intimidation and […]

EU Supporting Freedom of Press

Journalists: Joint statement by HR/VP Josep Borrell and VP Věra Jourová Journalists play a fundamental role in the functioning of democracies, in ensuring accountability of those in power, and in providing timely and factual information. Across the world, journalists face intimidation, violence or abuse, often putting their life at risk. Disturbingly, impunity for abuses and […]

Libyan Journalist Detained while covering Protests

Libyan radio journalist Sami al-Sharif detained while covering protests Libyan authorities should immediately release journalist Sami al-Sharif and ensure that the press can cover protests without fear of attack or harassment from demonstrators or security forces, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Thursday. On August 23, men in military uniforms affiliated with the […]

UNSMIL Condemns Attacks on Journalists

Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Stephanie Williams' message on World Press Freedom Day An independent media, free from intimidation and threats, is crucial to laying the foundations of democracy. On this day, I want to pay tribute to the brave journalists and media workers in Libya who, despite rising intimidation and violence, […]

Libyan Journalists Missing since May 2

The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the safety of Mohamed al-Qurj and Mohamed al-Shibani, Libyan journalists with Qatar-based private television broadcaster Libya Alahrar, who disappeared on May 2. Libya Alahrar lost contact with al-Qurj, a reporter, and al-Shibani, a photographer, while the journalists were covering clashes in Tripoli, according to a statement […]

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 […]