Libya’s Emerging Independent Media

February 25, 2012
Al Jazeera's <em>Listening Post</em> TV program features a segment on the explosion in brand new media outlets in Libya since the fall of Gaddafi

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. In this week's feature, Listening Post's Flo Phillips examines the flourishing media scene in Libya and the challenges that lie ahead.

Video and full article - the segment on Libya starts at 14:04 and includes an interview with Jamal Dajani, Internews VP of the Middle East & North Africa.