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Libyan Newswire

Libyan Freedom of Press Centre Issues Annual Report.

Tripoli,The Libyan Freedom of Press Centre has affirmed that freedom of the press in Libya has been negatively affected by the state of instability and conflict in the country. In its annual report issued on the International Journalism Day which falls on May 3, the Centre said it documented 118 cases of assaults against journalists and media organisations, 18 per cent of them classified as attempted murder and threatening, 19 per cent as kidnap and torture, 21 per cent as arbitrary arrests and coercive disappearance, and 13 cases of beatings and banning from work. The Centre also said it classified 27 cases of assaults against journalists and media organisations in Libya in the first half of 2016, including two arbitrary arrests and one assault against media organisations. The press watchdog 'Reporters Without Borders' has put Libya in 164 place regarding freedom of the press, and said it was one of 30 most dangerous countries for journalists.

Source: Libyan News Agency