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Libyan Journalist Detained while covering Protests

Libyan radio journalist Sami al-Sharif detained while covering protests Libyan authorities should immediately release journalist Sami al-Sharif and ensure that the press can cover protests without fear of attack or harassment from demonstrators or security forces, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Thursday. On August 23, men in military uniforms affiliated with the […]

Young Libyan Atheists seeking Refuge Online

By Jack Jeffrey for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. US commander suggests sending military trainers to Tunisia after Russia sends aircraft to Libya "It's on this second Facebook account that I express my true opinions about Islam. For my own […]

UNSMIL Condemns Attacks on Journalists

Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Stephanie Williams' message on World Press Freedom Day An independent media, free from intimidation and threats, is crucial to laying the foundations of democracy. On this day, I want to pay tribute to the brave journalists and media workers in Libya who, despite rising intimidation and violence, […]

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 […]