Tripoli, 4 May:
NTC chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil has emphasized the importance of protecting journalists who cover and report the news. He . . .[restrict]was speaking yesterday at an event held in Tripoli’s Mahari Radisson Blu hotel to celebrate World Press Freedom Day.
Jalil spoke of the valuable role played by the media during the Libyan revolution. He warned, however, that “we have to set an honor code for journalism where journalists should report news as it is with credibility. Those who violate the rules will be arrested. There will be a freedom law and journalism honor code in Libya.”
The event was attended by Culture and Civil Society Minister Abdulrrahman Habil, Local Goverrnment Minister Mohammed Al-Harari, the UN Secretary General’s representative in Libya, Ian Martin, Al-Jazeera channel director Mustafa Sawwaq and the manager of Qatar center for media and journalism freedom. [/restrict]