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Libya - Aug 5, 2011 - 21:11

Last modified: 5 Aug 2011 18:11

An international media safety group is joining calls for the UN to investigate NATO's bombing of Libyan state television.

The International News Safety Institute asked Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general on Friday to investigate whether the airstrike was in breech of a UN security council resolution that bans attacks on journalists.

The Libyan government claims the strike killed 3 people and wounded 15, a claim that could not be independently confirmed.

On Wednesday, the International Federation of Journalists also condemned the bombing and called for a probe.

NATO has said the bombing was in compliance with the UN mandate authorizing the strikes to protect the civilian population.

But INSI director Rodney Pinder said such attacks could not be excused "on the basis that you disagree with the point of view of the news organizations."  -  Associated Press