Libya’s press and media are among the world’s least free.
Reporters without Borders, has declassified Libya in its annual report. In its annual report released yesterday, the French watchdog put Libya 163 of the 180 countries it surveyed. It noted that since the Revolution in 2011, more than 50 journalists had fled into exile after colleagues had been murdered, kidnapped or beaten up. Moreover, the climate of repression is worsening. Libya’s ranking was one slot down over last year. The organisation accused Libya to be a theatre for kidnapping and execution of journalists, but also of psychological pressure on them. Reporters Without Borders, asks international community to take in consideration the statue of these journalists to protect them.