Press-ganged into serving belligerents

The political instability and security threats of the past nine years and the armed conflict between rival governments in the east and west of the country have taken a heavy toll on Libya’s media and journalists. They are now embroiled in an unprecedented crisis, with several media outlets being press-ganged into serving the various warring factions. As well as turning the media into propaganda outlets, the conflict’s political and military actors have become news censors.

in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index



162 in 2019

Global score


55.77 in 2019

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2021
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2021
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2021
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