Reporting From Libya Under the Watch of the Libyan Government

Friday, April 08, 2011


In the wake of the current crisis in Libya, the government allowed foreign journalists into Tripoli for the first time in decades. The Qaddafi regime has, however, attempted to exert tight controls on what those reporters cover. New York Times Cairo bureau chief David Kirkpatrick talks about the difficulties of reporting under the regime's intense scrutiny.

Comments [4]

Travion Mallette from Southeast Raleigh

Another story that got a lot of international media attention, because it all - it played out in front of a room filled with international media, was that of Iman al-Obeidi, a woman who burst into a room full of journalists and accused Libyan security forces of raping her. Were you there that day?

Apr. 26 2011 08:56 AM
Quentin Hammonds from Raleigh North Carolina

Qaddafi is a born to be asshole. But something needs to change. If u have genocide in an area I don't care how much you pay me I want even contemplate going over their. This has been going on for months so the only people thats suppose to be over their form the united states is the solders. You even have people being rape I don't know if its true but instead of eating breakfast they need to get their fat no-caring ass up and start making a change over their.

Apr. 12 2011 12:54 PM
Jan-Pieter Van Boyden


I just heard your interview with Mr. Kirkpatrick, in which the interviewer for NPR said with a prefaced guffaw words to the effect that the Libyans loyal to Gaddafi thought they could out-smart western journalists by staging political events and populist outbursts.

I'll just let the irony of that claim languish ....


Apr. 10 2011 02:53 PM
Bob Garfield from spare bedroom

Imagine my delight as I listened to the show this morning to hear myself using the term "habeus corpus" when I meant to say "corpus delicti" (which itself still might not have been right, come to think of it.)

Anyway, I apologize if I made you wince. Or, conversely, enjoy the sniggers at my expense. I have earned them.

Apr. 09 2011 01:18 PM

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