A Libya based journalist,fixer,and a producer; I have been working as a stringer for the New York Times since the Libyan revolution in 2011,I have also been fixing/producing for a number of international media organizations such as: The BBC, PBS, HBO ,WSJ ,NPR, and so on.Coverage has included Libya’s revolution from beginning to end, the fall of Muhammar Qaddafi, the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, the outbreak of Libya’s post-revolution civil war, and the current spread of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
"S ecurity vacuum," Ambassador Stevens wrote in his personal diary on Sept. 6 in Tripoli, in one of the few pages recovered from the Benghazi compound. "Militias are power on the ground," he wrote. "Dicey conditions, including car bombs, attacks on consulate," he continued. "Islamist 'hit list' in Benghazi.
BENGHAZI, Libya - The mayhem here that killed four United States diplomatic personnel, including the ambassador, was actually two attacks - the first one spontaneous and the second highly organized and possibly aided by anti-American infiltrators of Libya's young government, a top Libyan security official said Thursday.
TRIPOLI, Libya - Towns, tribes and armed groups across Libya chose sides on Monday in response to a renegade general's assault on the country's Islamist militias and lawmakers. The general, Khalifa Heftar, has threatened to start something like a coup or even a civil war, though it is far from clear he has the power to do so.
TOBRUK, Libya - A Libyan general who has led a six-month campaign to rid the country of Islamists sharply escalated his attacks on Benghazi on Wednesday, with a concerted ground assault and airstrikes - pledging to give up command if he succeeds.
TRIPOLI, Libya - Militants claiming allegiance to the Islamic State said they were responsible for an armed assault on a luxury hotel that killed at least eight people here on Tuesday, the most significant in a string of terrorist attacks against Western interests and government institutions in the capital since the ouster of Col.
TRIPOLI, Libya - The branch of the Islamic State that controls Surt has expanded its territory and pushed back the militia from the neighboring city of Misurata, militia leaders acknowledged Sunday. In the group's latest attack, a suicide bomber killed at least four fighters on Sunday at a checkpoint west of Misurata on the coastal road to Tripoli, according to local officials and Libyan news reports.
Mark de Salis was killed while having a picnic THE British man shot dead on a Libyan beach last week was named yesterday as energy worker Mark De Salis, who had lived in the country for the past six years.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/world/africa/in-his-last-days-qaddafi-wearied-of-fugitives-life.html October 22, 2011 In His Last Days, Qaddafi Wearied of Fugitive's Life By KAREEM FAHIM [Libya] [Middle East proper, including the Gulf] [regimes continues slow, plodding, political-eco liberalization] [broader middle east] [northern Africa or Islamic Maghreb; and Horn of Africa] [democratization] [mark this date if it is confirmed!!!]
BENGHAZI, Libya - The long, brutal reign of Col. Moammar Gadhafi appeared to collapse Sunday as rebels swept into Tripoli, captured three of his sons and set off wild street celebrations in a capital that he'd ruled by fear for more than four decades, Libyan and NATO officials said.
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Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has called on Western powers to help stop the spread of militancy in his country. In an interview with BBC Newsnight he said Libya was being used as a base to export weapons throughout the region.
Fixers do not often get attention for the right reasons. a fixer in Even those who do their job exceptionally well toil in relative anonymity. Those who become part of the story tend to do so only in tragic circumstances."In the beginning I had decided to fight with the rebels, as it was our duty to protect our city.
From Iraq to Afghanistan, Libya to Syria local fixers are increasingly being relied upon by journalists to help them get the story and do their jobs. For foreign journalists they provide essential local knowledge and the ability to communicate, but by doing so they often put themselves and their families in danger.
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