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New TV channel "voice of Libyan revolution"

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New TV channel "voice of Libyan revolution"


A new satellite channel based in Qatar, Libya Free People TV, has described itself as the voice of the Libyan revolution.

It was set up with donations from expatriate Libyans.

Euronews correspondent Maha Barada said: “Given the absence of any media that speaks on behalf of the revolution inside Libya, this channel is considered the only platform to express their opinions and fears.”

Executive manager Sirajeddine Moussa explained: “It’s a mirror for the revolution, but we aim to give the news in a transparent and frank way and to reflect what happens on the ground.”

The station said its aim was to help create a democratic foundation in Libya and to counteract Libyan State television.

The channel is on air for four hours a day at the moment but has apparently been prevented from broadcasting on Egyptian satellite Nilesat.

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