Press phobia in Libya

An unprecedented media boom, that is how the media landscape in Libya is described after the change the country witnessed in 2011, when printed newspapers appeared in every corner, radios, and television stations were born with different agendas.
The overthrow of the Gaddafi regime cleared a space for young journalists and media organizations to operate in relative freedom and begin to learn the profession of press for the first time. However, this change also cleared the space for armed groups to operate freely and strengthen their influence through violence. Thus, now the greatest threat to journalists comes from different armed groups based outside the central control which penalizes journalists who they believe are acting against their interests.