Libya - IFEX Member Campaigns
In a letter to Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim al-Keib, CPJ expressed concern about the difficulties that many foreign journalists have been experiencing in obtaining a visa to the country.
Provisions in the recently published Draft Constitutional Charter for the Transitional Stage do not fully guarantee the right to freedom of expression, says ARTICLE 19.
The workshop was partially intended to provide young people with the necessary skills to contribute to media freedom in Libya.
"To consolidate any democratic future, an independent and professional press must emerge from all the media initiatives launched since the start of the war," noted RSF.
Non-governmental organisations, including four IFEX members, urged the UN General Assembly to immediately suspend Libya's membership rights in the UN Human Rights Council.
Libya was ranked 160th out of 178 countries in the 2010 RSF press freedom index while Muammar Gaddafi is still on the organization's list of the top 40 "Predators of Press Freedom."
IFJ's affiliates in Libya called for new legislation to guarantee freedom of information, enhance the status of journalists and increase transparency and open government.
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