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Monday, 22 August 2011

Libya: Reporting the Advance on Tripoli

Rebel forces have jubilantly entered the Libyan capital Tripoli, although fighting still continues in several parts of the city.
For a round up of the latest news check out this list on the Small Wars Journal website.
Here are a few articles that have caught my eye relevant to the reporting of the rebel advance.
The BBC’s reporting
A) Blogger Iain Dale apologises for his tweet about the "wimp of a reporter on the BBC wearing a flak jacket" at the Rixos hotel.
"Last night in a highly volatile situation, the BBC team in Zawiya, along with other major broadcasters judged it was not safe to continue with the rebels on the road into Tripoli."
C) The convoy that Correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was travelling with runs into sustained fire from government forces. 
Praise for Sky News’ Coverage 
Correspondent Alex Crawford wins praise for her live coverage from the advance towards Tripoli facilitated by an Apple Mac Pro, a mini-satellite dish and a car cigarette lighter socket.
The Libyan Blogosphere
An analysis of coverage available on blogs by Global Voices
"Six months on and it is heartbreaking to look at how eerie the Libyan blogosphere is, row upon row of bloggers in Libya are silent because of the Libyan war. From the silent ones you realize that they are in the cities under Gaddafi control and therefore have no access to the internet."
Libya Twitter list
A useful list of Twitter users in Libya compiled by Mike Hills.

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