Status: Not Free
Legal Environment: 26
Political Influences: 36
Economic Pressures: 26
Total Score: 88

Population: n/a
GNI/capita: n/a
Life Expectancy: 75
Religious Groups: n/a
Ethnic Groups: Arab-Berber (97 percent), other, including Greek, Italian, Egyptian, Pakistani, Turkish, Indian (3 percent)
Capital: Tripoli

Free news and information media do not exist. At a time when Colonel Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi is continuing his campaign for international respectability, members of the international press reported fewer restrictions on their movement and less interference from officials. However, the state owns all media, and continues to fully control reporting of domestic and international issues. Vague laws allow for the arbitrary interpretation of any report as illegal. Foreign programs are censored, but satellite television is widely available in Tripoli, the capital.

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