By Sami Zaptia.
London, 1 August 2018:
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Libyan Centre for Freedom of Press (LCFP) announced yesterday that they have signed a partnership agreement on cooperating to promote the freedom to inform in Libya.
Under the agreement signed on 26 July, RSF said in a statement that together with the LCFP, it will work to promote journalistic freedom, pluralism and independence and to protect journalists.
The partnership will consist of joint research and publications, and joint activities in the field with the aim of protecting, reinforcing and supporting journalists, the RSF statement explained.
Journalists continue to flee Libya to escape violence and reprisals that usually go unpunished, it concluded. It highlighted the fact that Libya is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index.