• Challenges Face Libya’s Nascent Independent Media

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    New content analysis of Libyan local media illustrates considerable gaps in the professional skills of Libya’s new journalists, while trainings conducted by Internews are contributing to the development of a cadre of Libyan journalists capable of producing high quality, independent, and professional media content.

    In the first half of this year, Internews completed extensive television and radio content analysis, embedded media management experts and journalists at several independent Libyan media outlets, and conducted nine open trainings for all journalists in Tripoli and Benghazi.

  • Libya's media has its own revolution

    Libya's media has its own revolution
    Sunday, March 18, 2012

    The following article from globalpost includes an interview with Jamal Dajani, Internews VP for the Middle East and North Africa, about media in Libya.

    TRIPOLI, Libya — On a recent day in Tripoli, 20 different newspapers lay scattered across a newsstand. A lone customer glanced through the selection. Most featured heroic frontline battle scenes, others, images of street celebrations.
    Four months after its end, the revolution still dominates headlines here.

  • Libya’s Emerging Independent Media

    Libya’s Emerging Independent Media
    Saturday, February 25, 2012

    For more than 40 years, the media in Libya served as a propaganda tool for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. But the revolution has brought change not just to the country's leadership, but also to its media environment. Over the past year, Libyans have seen an explosion in brand new media outlets. At least 120 print outlets have sprung up, as well as fresh alternatives on TV and radio. Meanwhile, a new generation of Libyan journalists are enjoying their newfound freedom of expression despite the lack of training and infrastructure.

  • Media support delegation goes to Libya

    Media support delegation goes to Libya
    Tuesday, November 1, 2011

    The delegation, in Libya until 3 November, will meet media practitioners, officials of the National Transitional Council and will hold workshops on media law, audio visual regulation, media safety and building a vibrant free media. Visits to media outlets in Benghazi, Tripoli and other Libyan cities are planned.

    Senior NTC official Mahmoud Shammam welcomed the delegation. "The delegation's mission and aim of working with local media outlets and helping us regulate the media landscape in the new Libya is exactly what we need at this time."

  • Independent Media in Libya

    Independent Media in Libya
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011

    New freedoms and big challenges for the Libyan media. In the past week or so, Libya has been witness to dramatic change. Rebels seized control of the capital Tripoli and now are advancing on Mohammar Ghaddafi's last stronghold, his hometown of Sert. The rebel takeovers of cities across Libya have been quickly followed by a remakable flowering of media in the country - newspapers, web sites, radio and TV stations are now openly spreading anti-Ghaddafi messages that would have been forbidden just a few months ago.

  • Libyan Media: Past, Present and Future

    Libyan Media: Past, Present and Future
    Friday, August 26, 2011

    With a newly freed Libya comes a newly freed Libyan media.  In the wake of the revolution, the media in Libya will play an integral role in stabilizing the country, but after decades of serving as nothing but a propaganda tool for the Gaddafi regime, the Libyan media have a lot to learn. Brooke Gladstone speaks with Jamal Dajani from Internews, which has just released a report on the Libyan media.  Dajani says Libya is a clean slate, but in dire need of journalism training and infrastructure.

    Listen to the interview:

  • Report: Libyan Media Finds New Voice—But Next Steps Are Critical For Long-Term Freedom

    Two Libyan journalists in the radio studio
    Friday, August 26, 2011

    “Libya has many challenges in its future; with the right support, new media outlets will be able to make the strongest contribution possible to the transition’s political stability, its democracy, and its social cohesion,” according to the Libya Media Assessment conducted by Internews and released today. But the gains in Libyan media so far are fragile, and the report emphasizes that “preparation for these challenges needs to begin now.”

  • From The Front Lines: A Simple Poster Might Have Saved These Libyan Boys

    From The Front Lines: A Simple Poster Might Have Saved These Libyan Boys
    Friday, June 3, 2011

    On the floor of a cargo hold in a ship evacuating casualties from the Libyan city of Misrata, 14-year-old Ayman Abdulatif was mute on his makeshift hospital bed. He had no hands, and his wrists were wrapped in heavy gauze.

    Ayman’s cousin, Mahmoud, was nearby, under a thick blanket that hid his own devastating injuries. Doctors said he has lost his genitalia, and has severe damage to his abdomen.