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Libya Ranked Second-Last in Good Country Index

By John Lee. Libya has been ranked second-last out of 153 countries in this year’s Good Country Index, placing it just ahead of Iraq and behind Yemen. Iran was ranked 138th. The idea of the Good Country Index to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it […]

Libya near Bottom in “Passport Power”

By John Lee. Libya has been rated joint-eleventh-from-the-bottom of the list in a ranking of the ‘passport power’ of 199 countries around the world. The list, compiled by passportindex.org, ranked passports by their ability to allow persons to travel visa-free to other destinations. Top of the list was Germany, followed by Sweden and Singapore, while […]

Opening New Doors for Libyan Journalists

Enabled through UNESCO’s Regional Programmes that promote an enabling environment for freedom of expression, on Thursday 23 April 2015, twenty-six Libyan journalists celebrated their completion of an intensive communication and English skills training course at the British Council in Tunis to build their speaking and writing skills. Michael Croft, UNESCO’s representative to Libya, stated: “The […]

Opening New Doors for Libyan Journalists

Enabled through UNESCO’s Regional Programmes that promote an enabling environment for freedom of expression, thirty Libyan journalists currently residing in Tunisia have just started an intensive communication and English skills training course at the British Council in Tunis to build their speaking and writing skills. Lasting nine weeks until end April 2015, the course will […]

Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections

Twenty trainers from Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) are participating in a workshop on electoral training delivered by UNSMIL and UNDP, taking place in Tunisia between 17 and 21 November 2014. The workshop employs the learning system “Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections,” or BRIDGE, which is a modular professional development program that […]

Power Shortages Force Steelmaker to Cut Output

Power shortages have forced the Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO) to slash output and shut down one of its two steel melting shops. Officials told Reuters that the company, one of North Africa’s largest steelmakers, was currently producing at an annualized rate of about 625,000 tons, or less than 40 percent of capacity and […]