Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Journalists Arrested In Libya

The Iranian English language Press TV reports that two of its journalists have been arrested in Western Libya. Nicholas Davies and Gareth Montgomery-Johnson are currently being detained in Tripoli; Human Rights Watch reports that "efforts are underway to secure their release." More here from the BBC.

Members of the media have lost several of their own, and undergone a number of shocks over the past weeks. Well known journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik died in Homs, Syria, last week, while covering the violence against civilians. Acclaimed New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid died of an ashma attack, also in Syria, on February 16, also while covering the situation in the country.

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