Libya

Libya

Information black hole

Because of the political instability of the past eight years and the open conflict between the east and west of the country, journalists have to risk their lives if they want to work. Some 20 journalists have been killed since 2011 in a climate of complete impunity for press freedom’s predators. Libya has become a black hole for news and information as a result of a mass exodus by journalists and media seeking to escape reprisals. Reporting is all the more dangerous in Libya because the parties to the conflict have made it clear they want to clamp down on press freedom even more.


162
in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

0

162 in 2018

Global score

-1.02

56.79 in 2018

  • 1
    journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2019
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