Limited reporting rights

The political impasse resulting from the existence of rival governments in eastern and western Libya has made reporting extremely difficult. Journalists have to risk their lives to work. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord that was set up in March 2016 has been unable to end the prevailing impunity for crimes of violence against journalists. Three journalists – two Libyan and one Dutch – were killed by militias or Islamic State in 2016.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



164 in 2016

Global score


57.89 in 2016

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2018
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