The Libyan government has suspended printing of a newspaper controlled by a reformist son of leader Muammar Gaddafi, local media reported, in what could be the latest phase in a power struggle inside the oil exporting state.Can't wait for the UN Human Rights Council, which says it is so very interested in press freedoms, to censure its member Libya.
The print version of the Oea newspaper, controlled by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, was suspended soon after it published an article calling for a "final assault" on the government which it alleged had failed to tackle corruption, local media said.
"(Prime Minister) Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi has suspended the publication of the weekly Oea," the prime minister's office said in a statement that was printed by three Libyan newspaper websites. It did not give a reason for the suspension.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Freedom of the press, Libyan-style
From Reuters Africa:
Posted by Elder of Ziyon at 10:31 AM