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Independent Media Emerge in Tripoli After Fall of Gadhafi

Independent news media are beginning to emerge in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, two weeks after the fall of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. They are pledging to help build democratic institutions that were never allowed to develop under his 42-year rule.

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US Joins 30 Countries in Recognizing Libyan Rebels

The United States joined 30 other countries Friday in formally recognizing Libya’s opposition Transitional National Council as the “legitimate governing authority.” The decision announced at a meeting of the international Libya Contact Group in Turkey, will increase pressure on Libyan

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Crowds Attack US, French Embassies in Damascus

Pro-government crowds attacked the U.S. and French embassies in Damascus Monday, in the latest escalation of Syrian government anger over foreign moral support for the country’s pro-democracy protesters.  At the same time, the government crackdown continued in the central city

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U.S.’s Web Censorship Eats Away at Freedom

Source: DesMoinesRegister.com Internet censorship is not limited to China, Libya, Egypt and the Middle East. We can now welcome the censorship of personal freedoms here in the USA. On April 15, the Department of Justice and the FBI seized the

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Fighting Continues in Libya as Opposition Seeks to Organize Resistance

Source: VOA – By Scott Bobb   Opposition forces in Libya Sunday continued to battle troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi around the oil-town of Brega, 800 kilometers east of Tripoli. Rebel leaders acknowledged that pro-Gadhafi troops were better

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Popular Protests Continue Against Many Arab Governments

 Source: VOA Popular protests engulfed large swathes of the Arab world after Friday prayers, as anti-government movements appear to gain momentum.  Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators turned out across the Arab world after Friday prayers to express anger at their

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Foreigners Flee Libya Violence, Pour Into Egypt

Source: VOA – By Elizabeth Arrott Thousands of foreigners caught in the violence in Libya are struggling to leave.  Some are able to board aircraft, ferries and other ships chartered by their governments, while others are pouring across the borders

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“The Main Thing is the Information Gets Out”

Source: swissinfo.ch – By Etienne Strebel   A small group of Libyans living in exile in Switzerland are trying to show what is really going on in their home country, despite the censorship imposed by the regime. Their small “news

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Libyan Protests Escalate, Spread to Tripoli

Source: VOA – By Elizabeth Arrott Witnesses in Tripoli say the Libyan military is firing upon anti-government protesters, as the unrest that began in the east has spread to the capital.   Dozens of people were reported killed Monday, even before

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Anti-Government Protests Spread in North Africa

Source: VOA – By Lisa Bryant   Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Morocco and Tunisia Sunday, while there are reports of 173 people killed during clashes with security forces in eastern Libya. Morocco was the latest

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