Google launches 'Speak to Tweet' service in Libya Big internet company from the United States, Google, appeared to be a mouthpiece for the people of Libya. Google ever did it during the regime of President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak cut off internet connection. Now, Libya under the power of President Muammar al-Gaddafi also blocked Internet services, including social networking site Twitter. PM - Libyan journalist killed in Benghazi 21/03/2011 MARK COLVIN: The conflict in Libya has claimed the life of another journalist. A sniper shot Mohammed Nabbous, a resident of Benghazi and founder of its first independent TV news channel Libya Alhurra, on Saturday night. He was out filming Gaddafi attacks in Benghazi when he was shot. It happened not long after the regime claimed that it was honouring a ceasefire. You may have heard Mohammed Nabbous on this program on Friday when he reported an attack on a power station outside Benghazi. People all over the world have been mourning his death.
Libya (and Beyond) LiveBlog: Standoffs 2205 GMT: Al Jazeera English has posted video of wounded men being treated in Az Zawiyah, where fierce battles took place between regime forces and the opposition today. 2155 GMT: The first edition of the newspaper in "free" Benghazi has been published 2150 GMT: Text messages to Libyans declare that a local cleric has issued a fatwa against watching television channels "like Al Jazeera" that incite bloodshed. 2145 GMT: Libya's Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, who broke with the regime earlier this week, has appealed to key Brigadier Generals Mahdi Al Arabi and Mohamed Al Esawi to turn against Muammar Qaddafi.
Hillary Clinton: Libya may become democracy or face civil war 1 March 2011Last updated at 22:13 Mrs Clinton said Col Gaddafi "must go now, without further violence or delay" Libya could become a peaceful democracy or face years of civil war, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told Congressional lawmakers. Mrs Clinton appeared on Capitol Hill to urge Congress not to cut funds needed to deal with crises abroad. Meanwhile, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said the US was weighing "a lot of options and contingencies".
National Transitional Council The National Transitional Council of Libya (Arabic: المجلس الوطني الإنتقالي al-majlis al-waṭanī al-intiqālī ), sometimes known as the Transitional National Council, was the de facto government of Libya for a period during and after the Libyan civil war, in which rebel forces overthrew the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. The NTC governed Libya for a period of ten months after the end of the war, holding elections to a General National Congress on 7 July 2012, and handing power to the newly elected assembly on 8 August. The formation of the NTC was announced in the city of Benghazi on 27 February 2011 with the purpose to act as the "political face of the revolution". The council gained international recognition as the legitimate governing authority in Libya and occupied the country's seat at the United Nations. In referring to the Libyan state, the council used simply "Libya". Background
Libyan Youth in the Revolution: video reports from Libya by Rachel Beth Anderson UPDATE POSTED: Check out the update tab to see new video, RACHEL IS BACK IN LIBYA! Shortcut to kickstarter campaign: www.LibyaTrueStory.com Rachel Anderson, an American journalist who was embedded with several youth groups in Libya in Feb/Mar 2011, returns to document and file weekly reports on the real life experiences of how the revolution is affecting the young fighters and activists. From influential rap music, to new freedoms for young women, revolution manifests itself in unexpected ways. By supporting Rachel as an independent journalist, you will be helping to provide for security, accommodations, daily living, satellite equipment, and a small communications team in the US assisting in logistics for 8 weeks. Any donations passed the goal will ensure a longer stay and continued coverage.
A Voice from Inside the Libyan Massacre: “I’m Not Sure I’ll Be Alive in Five Minutes” Please watch this video of a young Libyan IT worker speaking to the BBC overnight. Nothing can quite sum up what’s happening in Libya as this man’s brave testimony can. Or, you can begin to grasp the situation in this from the Guardian: A UN First! Both Israel and Palestine Co-Sponsor Resolution Condemning Libya Violence Leave it to Muammar Qaddafi to bring together the Israelis and Palestinians at the United Nations. I have just obtained the copy of a draft resolution from the Human Rights Council that strongly condemns the violence in Libya. The resolution is as strongly worded as they come. But what is more significant than the substance of the resolution is the broad support that it has attracted by a diverse set of members.
International pressure on Gadhafi increases U.S. Navy moves closer to Libya Libya's Deputy U.N. The Libyan Republic - The Interim Transitional National Council In this important historical juncture which Libya is passing through right now, we find ourselves at a turning point with only two solutions. Either we achieve freedom and race to catch up with humanity and world developments, or we are shackled and enslaved under the feet of the tyrant Mu’ammar Gaddafi where we shall live in the midst of history. From this junction came the announcement of the Transitional National Council, a step on the road to liberate every part of the Libyan lands from Aamsaad in the east to Raas Ajdair in the west, and from Sirte in the north to Gatrun in the south. To liberate Libya from the hands of the tyrant Mu’ammar Gaddafi who made lawful to himself the exploitation of his people and the wealth of this country. The number of martyrs and wounded and the extreme use of excessive force and mercenaries against his own people requires us to take the initiative and work on the Liberalization of Libya from such insanities.
A few useful tools to help the Revolutions Oh hai all the protesters out there, we have followed closely the events and we want to provide you with some helpful hints.The revolution will not be televised, all information will be on the internet.But to get it there is one thing, to have it stay there is an entirely other thing.So here is a collection of tools and links that will help you get your message out: Contents: 1. Remembering Mo Nabbous, 'The Face Of Libyan Citizen Journalism' : The Two-Way A reporter who lost his life trying to tell the world about what Moammar Gadhafi's forces were doing to the people of Libya is remembered today on All Things Considered. NPR's Andy Carvin talks about Mohammed Nabbous, a man he came to know via the Web in the past month as Nabbous used his Libya al Hurra ("freedom") Livestream news channel to record some remarkable accounts of what was happening in Benghazi and elsewhere in eastern Libya. As Andy tells ATC's Melissa Block, "all of a sudden, as Benghazi was trying to free itself from Gadhafi, you started hearing voices coming over the Internet and one of those first voices to come out was Mo." Nabbous, Andy says, used Libya al Hurra to become "their local equivalent of Radio Free Europe or Voice of America, where he was trying to get the world to hear their point of view of what was going on. And as he did that, he basically became a reporter or even an anchor." Then, Saturday night, Nabbous was killed.
Libya erupts as Gaddafi clings on - live updates I'm going to call it a night and hand over to my colleague Ben Quinn. Click here for his coverage throughout the evening. The Libyan Youth Movement (ShababLibya) has tweeted this from Tripoli in the wake of Gaddafi's speech: My colleague Simon Rogers has posted this graphic representation of what people are saying about Libya. Libya unrest: Muammar Gaddafi loyalists advance to east 2 March 2011Last updated at 15:49 John Simpson describes the moment Gaddafi's forces bomb an arms dump Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have moved into rebel territory in the east and are battling for an oil installation in the town of Brega. Its manager said government forces took control at dawn without force but the rebels said they had regained the town. Pro-Gaddafi jets also bombed an arms dump in the nearby city of Ajdabiya.