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Libya: Critical TV Bans Setback for Speech

Email A new decree passed by Libya’s parliament banning satellite television stations critical of the government and the 2011 uprising against Gaddafi violates free speech and Libya’s Provisional Constitutional Declaration. The decree was passed January 22, 2014. The government also slashed scholarship funding for students abroad, along with salaries and bonuses to employees who take part in activities “inimical” to the revolution. (Tripoli, January 27, 2014) ­– A new decree passed by Libya’s parliament banning satellite television stations critical of the government and the…

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