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Libya media accused of incitement

Government committee says TV stations are often owned by armed groups and there is no way to prevent incitement.

Last updated: 18 Apr 2014 16:59
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A Libyan government committee has accused the country's media of inciting violence, saying there is no legal avenue to monitor the press.

The committee warned that leaders of armed groups often own TV stations that are misused for incitement and defamation.

In the three years since the Libya revolution, 50 new TV channels have opened up and the country's weak central government struggles to control the messages they send out.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Libya's capital, Tripoli.


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