Muftah Bu Zeid

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Lack of media coverage compounds violence in Libya

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Near the end of August 2014, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates launched airstrikes against what were characterized as Islamist-allied militias fighting near Tripoli, Libya. Or maybe they didn't. The New York Times broke the story on August 25,...

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Prominent journalist killed in Libya

May 27, 2014 5:35 PM ET

New York, May 27, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder in Benghazi of a prominent Libyan journalist on Monday and calls on authorities to hold the killers to account. Muftah Bu Zeid, the editor-in-chief of Brnieq, a privately...

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Muftah Bu Zeid

May 26, 2014 2:23 PM ET

Bu Zeid, 59, editor-in-chief of the privately owned weekly Brnieq, was shot dead in his car by armed men while distributing the paper in Benghazi, according to news reports. He was shot in the head, stomach, and hands, Reuters...

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