Mass exodus

Because of the political and security instability of the past four years and the open conflict between the east and west of the country, journalists have to risk their lives if they want to report. In a climate of complete impunity for press freedom predators, Libya’s journalists and media are fleeing the country en masse to escape the inevitable reprisals if they stay. Reporting is all the more dangerous in Libya because the conflict’s players have made it clear they want to clamp down on press freedom even more.

in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index



163 in 2017

Global score


56.81 in 2017

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