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Libya: Media attacked as tensions rise over Political Isolation Law

Headline Title:  Libyan media under attack 08 March 2013 The attack on a TV station in Tripoli after it broadcasted a debate about a law that would ban those who held office during the al-Gaddafi years from participating in public institutions should be a wake-up call for the authorities to rein in local militias, Amnesty International said today.It follows a violent interruption of a General National Congress meeting on 5 March by hundreds of protestors who attempted to coerce its members to enact the Political Isolation Law. President of the GNC, Mohammad Magarief was subjected to…

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