Libya: Ban on typewriters and licensing journalist to possess them
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||17 November 2000|
|Citation / Document Symbol||LBY35785.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Libya: Ban on typewriters and licensing journalist to possess them, 17 November 2000, LBY35785.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4be5e18.html [accessed 21 May 2013]|
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No report on a ban of typewriters and the licensing of journalists to possess them could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
The Reporters Without Borders (RDF) 2000 Annual Report states that Libya's three daily newspapers are government owned and used for government propaganda, and describes Libya as one of the countries which is "most cut-off" from the outside world, and not connected to the Internet.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Reporters Without Borders (RFS). 2000. 2000 Annual Report: Middle-East: Libya.
Additional Sources Consulted
Country Reports 1999
Internet sources including:
Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
Human Rights Watch (HRW)
International Freedom of Expression Index (IFEX)
World News Connection (WNC)