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Civil society struggles for greater role in Libya’s transition

As the conditions for Libyan activists are deteriorating, civil society fighters, refusing to be silenced, mobilise from abroad. One of them is Shahrazad Magrabi, whose initiative Libyan Women Forum is aiming to empower Libyan grassroots movements with a special focus on women. “The civil society in Libya is gaining momentum,” …

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Civil society struggles for greater role in Libya's transition

As the conditions for Libyan activists are deteriorating, civil society fighters, refusing to be silenced, mobilise from abroad. One of them is Shahrazad Magrabi, whose initiative Libyan Women Forum is aiming to empower Libyan grassroots movements with a special focus on women. “The civil society in Libya is gaining momentum,” …

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Post-Revolution, the NTC got it wrong: Tarek Mitri

Libya’s current crisis is the result of a basic miscalculation in the first days after the success of the Revolution. The National Transitional Council should have used its position to start rebuilding state institutions rather than holding elections in 2012 and ceding power to the country’s newly-elected parliament.

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UK Foreign and Commonwealth office report – Libya – Country of Concern

The security and political situation in Libya has deteriorated significantly, resulting in the temporary withdrawal from the country of the British Embassy, along with the UN, and other international partners, including the US and France. There is also a reduced presence of human rights and humanitarian NGOs in Libya, some …

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UNESCO chief appeals to parties in Libya to stop destruction of cultural heritage

15 October 2014 – The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today called on all parties in Libya to safeguard the country’s cultural and religious heritage amid a recent intensification of violence there.

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