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A Guide to Freedom of Expression in Libya

A Guide to Freedom of Expression in Libya has been authored by Lawyers for Justice in Libya thanks to the assistance of International Media Support. It is intended to provide support for media stakeholders and identify human rights recommendations for the Libyan State. It is available to download here. Libya’s legal framework is, at present, […]

Hiftar’s Son hires US Lobbying Firm

By John Lee. The son of Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar [Hiftar] has hired a US lobbying firm to “provide political and strategic advocacy activities in the US Congress on behalf of the Hiftar family.” The recently-filed Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents state that Benghazi-based Khaled Khalifa Haftar, a Captain in the Libyan National Army (LNA), […]

Zambia to pay $380m to LIA

By John Lee. The Zambian government has reportedly been ordered to pay the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) $380 million as compensation for nationalising the Zambia Telecommunications Company (Zamtel) in 2011. LIA subsidiary LAP Green Networks had owned 75 percent of the company, with the Zambian government owning the remaining 25 percent. The LIA is said […]

New Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Work-over rig (Tibisti field), Harouge Oil Operations (HOO) Work-over rig (Amal field), Harouge Oil Operations (HOO) Catering and Cleaning Services, Mellitah Oil and Gas Satellite stations, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) (Source: NOC)

UNSMIL uses Virtual Reality to capture Libyan Experience

Author Abel Kavanagh describes an innovative programme taking place at the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL): “Virtual reality would allow us to transport people to the heart of our activities on the ground, immerse them in the reality of migrants, and develop empathy for those involved in conflict.” I have to admit, when I […]

New App for People with Disabilities in Libya

By John Lee. Wosoul, a Libyan-based NGO that advocates for more rights for people with disabilities, has announced a new website and phone app developed to help those who are disabled. The organisation aims to build an interactive map where people with disabilities can easily find accessible places around them and rate these places. The […]