Journalists run the gauntlet to report on Libyan conflict - Press Gazette

Journalists run the gauntlet to report on Libyan conflict

The Libyan conflict has proved to by far the most dangerous phase of the Arab-nation revolts for British journalists.

Three BBC journalists were beaten up and subject to mock executions by Gaddafi security forces, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger had to fly out to Libya himself to negotiate the release of correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad after two weeks in prison and British journalist for AFP Dave Clark was one of three journalists from the agency held by the Libyan authorities for a week.

An Egyptian cameraman for Al Jazeera was killed last week after what the broadcaster said was a targeted attack to curb its reporting.

Click on the links below to read Press Gazette coverage of the journalism side of the Libyan conflict so far.

The Reuters photo above shows journalists, including New York Times photographers Tyler Hicks (R- in glasses) and Lynsey Addario (far L), Getty Images photographer John Moore (2nd L), freelance photographer Holly Pickett (3rdL) and freelance Philip Poupin (4th L) running for cover during a bombing run by Libyan government planes at a checkpoint near the oil refinery of Ras Lanuf.



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