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29 October - 4 Novermber 2015

Weekly Media Monitoring report for Libya (29 October - 4 Novermber 2015)
Posted on November 6, 2015

Contents

Compiled by Amira Arif

  1. Libyan Cameraman Kidnapped, journalist protest for his release, Muslim brotherhood suggested to be behind the kidnapping
  2. Planning minister kidnapped
  3. Government helicopter shot down outside Tripoli

1. Libyan Cameraman Kidnapped, journalist protest for his release, Muslim brotherhood suggested to be behind the kidnapping

The Libya Herald (independent online media platform, article dated October 30th 2015, in English) “Xinhua cameraman disappears, feared kidnapped”

  • A Libyan cameraman working for the Chinese newsagency Xinhua has disappeared and is feared has been killed

 

The Libya Herald (independent online media platform, article dated November 3rd 2015, in English)“Journalists protest Tripoli photographer’s kidnap”

  • Libyan citizen camera man was grabbed outside his home
  • A small group of journalists in Tripoli today protested the abduction of their colleague Mohamed Al-Naili seized by gunmen six days ag
  • the journalists also denounced what they said were Muslim Brotherhood attempts to muzzle the media

2.  Planning minister kidnapped

The Libya Herald (independent online media platform, article dated November 2rd 2015, in English)“ “Tripoli planning minister kidnapped”

  • The planning minister in the Tripoli-based administration of Khalifa Ghwell was seized today by gunmen

3. Government helicopter shot down outside Tripoli
Regional news sources

Daily Star (independent online media platform, article dated October 27th 2015, in English)“18 bodies found from downed Libya helicopter”

  • At least 12 people are dead after their helicopter crashed after being shot down, west of the Libyan capital of Tripoli
  • The government owned helicopter was carrying high ranking army officals
  • So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack

 

Local news sources

The Libya Herald (independent online media platform, article dated October 28th 2015, in English)“ J&C Congress members resign en masse over helicopter crash”

  • Nine members of Justice and Construction Party (J&C) in the General National Congress (GNC) resigned from congress after helicopter crash incident

 

The Libya Herald (independent online media platform, article dated October 28th 2015, in English) “Tripoli plans assault in Wershefana area following helicopter deaths”

  • The Tripoli government intends to launch a military assault in the Wershefana district in response to helicopter crash

 

Social Media

Alwasat, independent online media platform in english, hacked by ISIS group

@alwasatengnews Oct 31 2015

#Alwasat’s Arabic website hacked by a group claiming to be afficilated with #ISIS

@alwasatengnews Oct 31 2015

Our English site en.alwasat.ly is now also offline

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