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Two US journalists: We were threatened in Tripoli

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – US journalist Christopher Livesay and videographer Alessandro Pavone said they were stalked, prevented from filming, and threatened when they tried to film immigration reports in Tripoli last August.

The journalists, who reported to the US television broadcaster PBS, said that “government guards” had greeted them from the first day of their arrival and continued to restrict their movement and restrict their filming.

According to the journalists, they were threatened of arrest especially when they tried to move away from the guards’ eyes and move to Misurata during the days of clashes in Tripoli.

Reporters Without Borders described last July the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord as “hostile to journalists” and that government departments were delaying the granting of appropriate permits and visas.

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