Libya: A virulent campaign against freedom of expression and association

Recent articles in Libya

Libya: Terrorization of civil society on moral and religious grounds highlights impunity of radical armed groups

Recent attacks against freedom of speech and civil society work are taking place against the backdrop of a continued rollback of civic space.

Libya: Cybercrime law threatens to restrict free expression

A recently adopted anti-cybercrime law raises concern over its use by authorities to undermine online freedom of expression and curtail press freedoms.

Libyan journalists hold a portrait of fellow reporter Mohammed bin Khalifa, who was killed the previous day while covering militia clashes, during a protest to denounce violence against journalists, in Tripoli, 20 January 2019, MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images

Libyan photographer Mohamed Ben Khalifa killed during clashes between militia near Tripoli

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on authorities to urgently act to ensure a safe working environment for journalists and puts a stop to attacks against them.