Libya's Slide Into Civil War: Four years ago, Libya dominated the headlines as the country struggled to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi. Now, despite the fact that a country of vital importance in the region is sliding into civil war, it has all but disappeared from the news. In a new book, 'The Libyan Revolution and Its Aftermath', leading journalists, academics and specialists trace the journey from the outbreak of protests in Benghazi in February 2011 to the subsequent conflict.
#IamTawfik Solidarity Event: A discussion on 'Today's Youth-Architects of Peace' with a focus on Libya and Tawfik Ben Saud, the young peace activist who was recently killed for his beliefs. Speakers include Lindsey Hilsum (Channel Four News), Lord Jack Mcconnell (Special Representative on Peace) Huda Elkhoja (Libyan Youth Activist) and John Loughton (British Youth Activist). Taking place on 22 October, 2014 at Universal Peace Federation HQ, 48 Lancaster Gate, W2 3NA.
Libya: A Failed State?: Panel discussion at the Frontline Club looking at whether or not Libya is on the brink of becoming a failed state, three years after the Nato-backed rebels overthrew Muammar Gaddafi and the country was held up as the success story of the Arab Spring but is now divided. As Libya’s parliament calls for foreign intervention to protect civilians from deadly clashes between rival militia groups, looking at what has gone wrong. Discussion taking place 17 September, 2014 with Lindsey Hilsum, Chris Stephen and Ghazi Gheblawi.
Ten Years On The Frontline: To mark the occasion of the Frontline Club's tenth anniversary, taking place on Wednesday 27 November, 2013. From Iraq to Afghanistan, Libya to Syria, a panel of journalists will be reflecting on the front lines they have reported from and discussing how they have marked the past decade. They will be sharing the stories they covered and the ones that remained unreported.
Havign not purchased nor read the book, I went quite skeptical, thinking I'd hear something simplified or Western biased, albeit from a very well-respected Channel 4 News International editor and journalist. How could she have really grasped the situation presiding in Libya during the Revolution or understand the personal histories of its people, most of whom suffered under the old regime.