Michael Georgy, a US journalist working for Reuters, was deported by the government in Tripoli, which gave no reason. Normally based in Pakistan, Georgy arrived in Tripoli on 28 February with a group of foreign journalists at the Gaddafi government’s invitation. They had been kept under close surveillance ever since. Georgy was escorted to the Tunisian border after being notified the day before that he would have to leave. Reuters said it regretted his expulsion and the fact that no explanation was given.