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Since 2011, Libya has fallen into chaos, with armed militia and civil war. Since 2015, two rival authorities have been vying for power, one based in Tripoli, the other in exile in Tobruk. In this extremely fragile political and economic situation, the media in Libya are struggling to safeguard the pluralism of information in their country.
Faced with threats to their physical safety and repressive laws, many journalists have had to go into exile in Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt or Turkey, where they try to carry on with their profession whilst preserving their independence.
In order to help maintain democratic debate in Libya, CFI in partnership with the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE), has launched "Hiwar: perspectives on journalism in Libya".
This project invites 15 Libyan journalists to participate in four discussion workshops focusing on their professional practices and the situation with regard to ethics and integrity.
15 Libyan journalists from all kinds of media
from all kinds of media (radio, web, press, agencies, television).
in Tunis (Tunisia): both theory and practical sessions with case studies enabling the participants to compare practices, in relation to various subjects (ethics and integrity, journalism and political functions, being a journalist whilst in exile, the independent role of journalists, etc.).
in order to prepare practical cases for the next sessions and see how the beneficiaries develop.
so as to raise awareness on the part of the public of the role and mission of journalists in Libyan society today, which will be published in their respective media and on social networking sites.
To mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2017, CFI is holding a conference at the Institut français in Tunis on press freedom in countries in crisis.
Ten journalists agreed to give us a personal perspective on their profession.
The words of Sleiman Al Barouni, journalist at Radio Alwasat, Cairo (Egypt).
The words of Malak Beit Al Mal, journalist at the Al-Ahram foundation in Egypt.
The words of Houda Al Chaikhi, journalist at Libya Alhadath TV in Benghazi, Libya.
The words of Rizk Faraj Rizk, freelance journalist working with the Libyan section of the website Mourassiloun ("Correspondents"), in Tobruk, Libya.
The words of Tarek Abed Al Salam Al Houni, editor-in-chief at Clouds News Agency, Tripoli, Libya.
The testimony of Khaled Ali Al Dib, journalist at Radio Libya in Tripoli (Libya).
The words of Sufian Khalfalla Allah, Executive Director of the Libyan Centre for Media Development.
The words of Imad Hamed, director and presenter at Libya Rouhouha Al Watan TV in Amman, Jordan.
on 3 May 2017, journalists from ILYM will team up with those involved in HIWAR to take part in a round table discussion relating to the freedom of the press during crisis situations.