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New Food Delivery App coming to Tripoli, Benghazi

By John Lee. A young entrepreneur from Sabha has created an app that delivers homemade meals. According to a report from CNN, Fatima Nasser trialed Yummy successfully in her home town, and says that 300 cooks are ready to start work when the app launches this month in Benghazi and Tripoli. The app was one of […]

Libyan Centre for Freedom of Press partners with RSF

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Libyan Centre for Freedom of Press (LCFP) have signed a partnership agreement on cooperating to promote the freedom to inform in Libya. Under the agreement signed on 26 July, RSF and LCFP will work together to promote journalistic freedom, pluralism and independence and to protect journalists. The partnership will […]

UNDP, UNSMIL launch Media Campaign for Reconciliation

As part of its efforts to strengthen the participation of all Libyans in the process of reconciliation, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) today launched the “Al-Solh Khair” (“Reconciliation is Good”) media campaign. This nationwide initiative aims to raise awareness among citizens about the importance played […]

Abducted Journalist found Bound and Shot Dead

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the killing of Libyan journalist Musa Abdul Kareem in Sabha, and urged the authorities responsible for the city to immediately investigate the circumstances of his death. Abdul Kareem, a local reporter and photojournalist, was abducted on July 31, and found dead later that day, according to the […]

China “Strategic Partner” in Libya’s Telecom Sector

By John Lee. A director of Libya’s General Authority of Communication and Informatics has reportedly said that Chinese companies are strategic partners to develop the telecommunications sector in Libya. According to a report from Xinhua, Adel Ehmedat also told a one-day workshop in Tripoli entitled “Postal Addressing: Necessity or Accessory” that companies such as companies […]

Protecting Freedom of Expression in Libya

From Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL). Protect Freedom of Expression of Media Practitioners in Libya On World Press Freedom Day, LFJL remains deeply concerned by the restrictions imposed on media practitioners in Libya and reiterates its call to the Libyan state to protect freedom of expression and to guarantee media practitioners’ ability to conduct […]

Opportunity: Videos of Successful Entrepreneurs

The Support to Libya for Economic Integration, Diversification and Sustainable Employment (SLEIDSE) has issued a call for proposals from Libyan communication companies to provide six videos of successful Libyan entrepreneurs. The SLEIDSE programme is a 4-year technical assistance programme that has been entrusted by the European Union to Expertise France, the French technical cooperation agency, under an […]

Free Satellite Internet “Soon”

By John Lee. Plans are reportedly progressing to launch a free ka-band satellite broadband service in Libya in the second quarter of 2018. UK-based Quika promises the world’s first entirely free high-speed satellite internet for consumers in developing countries. Its free plan will be funded by paid-for services for enterprises and internet providers. According to […]