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Workshop on Combating Hate Speech in Libya

Libyan journalists, activists and social media influencers meet in Cairo and agree to combat hate speech A group of leading Libyan journalists, bloggers and social media influencers attended a workshop on “Combating Hate Speech and Ethics of Journalism”, held in Cairo last week. Participants, including eight women, who represent various Libyan media outlets that broadcast/publish […]

Latest Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Installation and operation of a waste incinerator, Mellitah Oil and Gas Replacement of trunk line “ CR-0009-10” between satellite 13 and GOSP NC8 Hamada field, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Supply (10) complete electrical submersible pumping units(ESP), Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Construction […]

LTT and GIA agree on Data Exchange

The Libya Telecom and Technology Company (LTT) signed a cooperation agreement with the General Information Authority (GIA) in the field of activating the electronic link between the company’s systems and the national database of the Authority through the national data exchange network. The agreement was signed on behalf of Libya Telecom and Technology Company by […]

New York Lobbyists to represent LIA

GerstmanSchwartz, LLP, a New York-based law practice, has announced that it will act on behalf of the Tripoli-based Libyan Investment Authority (LIA). In recently-filed Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents, the firm says that Stephen (Shai) Franklin will provide consultancy services to the LIA on its behalf. The firm is 50-percent owned by Bradley Gerstman […]

Facebook Removes Dubious Libya-focussed Accounts

By John Lee. Facebook has taken action to remove what it described as “coordinated inauthentic behavior in UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia“. Nathaniel Gleicher, the company’s Head of Cybersecurity Policy, said in a statement: “We removed 259 Facebook accounts, 102 Facebook Pages, five Facebook Groups, four Facebook Events and 17 Instagram accounts for engaging in […]

Libyan Bank to use Oracle’s Flexcube

By John Lee. Libya’s Yaqeen Bank has reportedly signed with Oracle FSS to use Flexcube as its core platform and Oracle Banking Digital Experience for digital channels. According to BankingTech, the bank evaluated Finastra, Infosys, International Turnkey Systems (ITS), Temenos, Path Solutions and Oracle FSS. Temenos, Oracle and Path made it to the shortlist, followed […]

Prime Policy Group to work for GNA

By John Lee. Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) is to receive pro-bono lobbying services from the Washington DC-based Prime Policy Group. Prime Policy Group is a subsidiary of Burson Cohn & Wolfe, a WPP-owned company. The group will provide services to Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq, and there is no formal written contract. The […]

Libyan Journalists Missing since May 2

The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the safety of Mohamed al-Qurj and Mohamed al-Shibani, Libyan journalists with Qatar-based private television broadcaster Libya Alahrar, who disappeared on May 2. Libya Alahrar lost contact with al-Qurj, a reporter, and al-Shibani, a photographer, while the journalists were covering clashes in Tripoli, according to a statement […]