Special report: The secret plan to take Tripoli. iLibya: Arab Spring Revolution. L'information trop sérieuse pour être laissée aux journalistes : Des médias en guerre en Libye. Une analyse objective de la situation sur le terrain et du rapport de forces militaires ne permet qu'une seule conclusion: le régime de Kadhafi est fini.
Ce n'est plus qu'une question de temps. Mais dans une guerre les médias font aussi la guerre. En Irak, on avait fait le raccourci avec les «médias embedded» dans les chars de l'armée américaine. En Libye, les médias font, en fonction des intérêts de leur Etat, le même boulot guerrier. Le patron d'Al Jazira, l'émir du Qatar, fait partie de la coalition qui mène la guerre en Libye. Démoraliser les partisans de Kadhafi Le régime de Kadhafi est fini. WikiLeaks cables: A guide to Gaddafi's 'famously fractious' family.
Muammar Gaddafi presides over a 'dysfunctional' family of eight offspring, WikiLeaks cables reveal.
Photograph: Sabri Elmhedwi/EPA The leader of the Libyan revolution presides over a "famously fractious" family that is powerful, wealthy, dysfunctional and marked by internecine struggles, according to US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks. The documents shed light on how his eight children – among whom rivalries have sharpened in recent years – his wife and Gaddafi himself lead their lives.
Rebels Hijack Gadhafi's Phone Network. Google Earth, an iPhone compass and experience playing 'Call of Duty' have been vital to Libya's rebel war plan. A screenshot from the game Call of Duty.
Inset: the iPhone compass app, and a Google Earth image of Misrata, Libya. Source: Supplied IT is probably not what the designers of Google Earth had in mind, but for the rebels in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata their software has become a crucial part of the revolutionary armoury: a free battlefield system that helps them to aim mortars and pinpoint Gaddafi tanks. Other uprisings in the Arab Spring have leant heavily on the organising powers of Facebook and Twitter, but in Libya it is Google Earth that has become an invaluable asset. "The idea was that of an engineer named Ahmed Eyzert," said Mohammad Bashir al-Ruiyati, 35, who is in charge of artillery on Misrata's southern front. Mr Eyzert first looked at using the system to help the rebels when they began capturing mortars and artillery pieces from Colonel Gaddafi's troops in March, he said. "They search through binoculars.
Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi's 25 Strangest Moments. LIVE: Gaddafi defiant as rebels push towards Tripoli - LIBYA. Libya: SAS leads hunt for Gaddafi. Gaddafi said he would fight on “until victory or martyrdom”, while his spokesman said loyalist soldiers were well prepared to carry on the battle “for years”.
Mutassim Gaddafi's girlfriend tells of the final days of Libyan regime. The Accomplice. II. The Professor A s friend, colleague, and academic adviser, David Held, a prominent professor of political science at L.S.E. for many years, watched Saif’s speech with particular attention and concern as it was being delivered. Within a few hours, Held would himself become the subject of intense media scrutiny. He had provided informal advice to Saif on his doctoral thesis, had made a number of trips to Libya, and had served for a short period on the board of the Qaddafi foundation. Some see Held as a well-intentioned academic who tried to enable something decent in Saif, while others see him as a naïf who was unwittingly used in the process of reputation-laundering.
Libya: Bloggers Between Dictatorship and War. This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011.
It's been six months since the Libyan uprising began. How was the Libyan blogging scene before the February 17 revolution, and how has it evolved over the last few months? Sometime in 2009 and way before the Feb 17 Revolution as it is now known, a large number of the Libyan blogging community members had shifted their conversations to Facebook and later on to Twitter, which they felt was more interactive and ‘immediate'. In this regard, the different English and Arabic blogs were a bit like an empty house with occasional updates on what seemed to be very important events in their life or when ‘guilt’ would prevail. How far Gadhafi went to monitor Libya's Internet activity - TNW Middle East. It’s no surprise that Libya’s former leader Gadhafi was using technology to spy on his people.
As Libyan rebels take over his headquarters in Tripoli, we get to find out exactly how the government was keeping tabs on its citizens. The Wall Street Journal was able to get a firsthand look at a room filled with secrets about secrets. Foreign Firms Helped Gadhafi Spy on Libyans. ÉCOUTES – « On leur avait montré comment trouver tous les Libyens qui allaient sur LeMonde.fr » Le système de surveillance Eagle,, fabriqué par la société française Amesys.
I2E verse des commissions à Takieddine. Pétrole : l’accord secret entre le CNT et la France. News Desk: “Dear Moussa”: Libya and the C.I.A. In a series of trashed offices around the Libyan capital, many of Libya’s previously secret intelligence files now lie in plain sight.
Yesterday afternoon, with a couple of representatives of Human Rights Watch, the New York-based human-rights organization, and several fellow reporters, I spent several hours combing through papers and ring binders and box files in an office that had previously belonged to a senior Qaddafi regime official. The office, located in a villa that was guarded by a handful of rebel fighters, is situated on a residential street behind Tripoli’s Intercontinental Hotel, a hulking grey concrete massif that is still under construction on the city’s seaside corniche. The office had once been the domain of Moussa Koussa, a veteran Qaddafi deputy who, last March, early in the Libyan crisis, abruptly fled the country.
He is rumored to have done so with the assistance of the British foreign intelligence agency MI6. Photograph by Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images.