Libya: Tripoli and Benghazi journalists condemn Mohamed Ben Khalifa’s killing

Reporters based in Tripoli and Benghazi gathered in protest on Sunday to condemn the death of Tripoli-based photographer and video journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa, who was killed on Friday while covering clashes between rival militias in the Libyan capital. In Tripoli, protesters, their mouths symbolically taped, held banners and pictures depicting the slain journalist. «He died while he was... Еще defending and demanding our rights as journalists,» said fellow reporter Tariq al-Houni. At the Benghazi protest, journalists made a statement saying: “We condemn the latest violations committed by armed militias who try to intimidate and repress journalists.” He had regularly contributed to RUPTLY and other international news agencies on a freelance basis. “Mohamed was reliable, accurate and a humble person to work with,” his colleagues at RUPTLY said, adding that “his professionalism as well as his good character would be missed.” Mohamed Ben Khalifa is survived by his wife and a six-month-old daughter.

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