Libyan government expels Reuters journalist

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Posted: Jun 29, 2011 2:52 PM
Libyan government expels Reuters journalist

A government spokesman says Libya has expelled a Reuters journalist because of what he says is anti-government bias by the international news agency.

Spokesman Moussa Ibrahim says the British correspondent, Nick Carey, was asked to leave Wednesday. Ibrahim says the reason was that the agency has been "deliberately anti-Libyan government" in its reporting.

Other Reuters journalists remained in the capital, Tripoli, where foreign reporters operate under government restrictions.

Ibrahim says Carey wasn't expelled for a specific story. He says the government acted after Reuters' reporting "for over a month and a half." Carey arrived in Tripoli two and a half weeks ago.

Reuters did not immediately return calls seeking comment.