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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.
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 .
By MARGARET COKER in Abu Dhabi and CHARLES LEVINSON in Benghazi, Libya WSJ's Margaret Coker reports on efforts by telecommunications executives to restore cell phone service to rebels in eastern Libya, allowing them to communicate without interference from government personnel loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi. A team led by a Libyan-American telecom executive has helped rebels hijack Col. Moammar Gadhafi's cellphone network and re-establish their own communications. The new network, first plotted on an airplane napkin and assembled with the help of oil-rich Arab nations, is giving more than two million Libyans their first connections to each other and the outside world after Col.
A screenshot from the game Call of Duty. Inset: the iPhone compass app, and a Google Earth image of Misrata, Libya. Source: Supplied
Although he might wish it had happened another way, fierce protests in Libya have put Muammar Gaddafi right back where he loves to be: in the international spotlight. Since Gaddafi came to power in 1969, his mix of panache, viciousness, and capricious rule has made him a figure of curiosity—with stunts like trying to pitch a tent in Central Park—and fear, stemming from a series of terrorist acts (a 1981 Newsweek cover story called him “the most dangerous man in the world”). With many analysts predicting an end to Gaddafi’s four-decade reign, here is a look back at its the strangest, zaniest, and most important moments.
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”. In other developments: * Dozens of journalists who had been held against their will for five days in a Tripoli hotel were freed without bloodshed
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.
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.
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.
By PAUL SONNE And MARGARET COKER The Wall Street Journal One of countless files from Libya's internet surveillance center.
Le système de surveillance Eagle,, fabriqué par la société française Amesys. On vous parlait naguère sur ce blog d'Amesys, une filiale française de Bull, qui avait installé en Libye le système de surveillance du Web utilisé par le régime. Le Figaro a retrouvé un des militaires français qui ont formé les services de renseignement libyens à l'utilisation de ce système, baptisé "Eagle".
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.