Libya ranked 162 on World Press Freedom Index

Today – May 03 – marks World Press Freedom Day as per the UN General Assembly’s announcement of 1993.

According to Reporters without Borders’ latest statistics, Libya came this year 162 on the freedom of the press list of countries.

Libya’s rank has retreated on the World Press Freedom Index 2020 due to political instability and lack of security in the country along with armed conflicts that have all impacted the work of journalists, killing some of them and sending others to arbitrary detention.

Last year, Libya came 164 on the press freedom index, while in 2018, it came 162, just like this year.

The Press Freedom Index is an annual ranking of countries since 2002 compiled and published by Reporters Without Borders based upon the organisation’s own assessment of the countries’ press freedom records in the previous year.


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