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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:17 PM
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Libya's first English radio show launches
A group of young Libyans launched the country's first news, talk and music radio show, broadcast in English. "The Free Talk Show" aired its first broadcast at the beginning of October, shortly after the fall of Tripoli to revolutionary forces. (Oct. 27) (The Associated Press)



http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/libyas-first-englis...
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:21 PM
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1. I'm quite certain many English-speaking people are not going to like this!
I sense a lot of BS statements coming up soon... :rofl:

Proud to rec. (And I'm not a 'natural' English-speaking person!) :hi:
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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:27 PM
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2. Hi Tabatha!
Good to see you keeping up the good fight!

I remember spending a few nights listening to a Libyan radio station from Benghazi during the revolution. It was also broadcast in English. It was so awesome, feeling so close to the Libyans. They brought up issues like what should be done with Gaddafi when he was captured (which, for the record, most of them wanted a trial) and how they would let pro-Gaddafi people speak if they called in.

I just...

It breaks my heart that so many Americans who support Occupy Wall Street believe the pro-Gaddafi propaganda and reject the Libyan revolutionaries. I wish there could be the same relationship between American and Libyan activists that there is between American and Egyptian activists.

Well - there is, to some extent, as I've seen on Twitter and Libyan Facebook pages. It's just not mainstream.

I will always carry a piece of Libya in my heart, and I wish this radio station well. Libya Hurra!
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:26 PM
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4. Thanks, MedleyMisty.
I am so happy for the Libyans, and I just wish people would remember:

"Judge the individual, not the tribe."

There is another cute story about

Suddenly, The 'Ladies Love Libyan Rebels'

Young Libyan men who less than a year ago were "hopeless layabouts" are now "marriageable heroes" because they took up arms against the regime of Moammar Gadhafi and toppled the dictator who had ruled Libya for 42 years, journalist Ellen Knickmeyer writes for Foreign Policy magazine.

Or, as the magazine's headline says, "Ladies Love Libyan Rebels: The Sexual Revolution Arrives In Tripoli."

"Girls around the area come up to you and say, 'Thank you! You made us proud, you made us happy,' " 33-year-old truck driver Ahmed Nori Faqiar tells Knickmeyer.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/10/27/14175723...

Hopefully, they all get jobs now, and have a happy family life.
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:14 PM
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3. +1
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 10:16 PM by riverwalker
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:24 PM
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5. "The Free Talk Show"
:fistbump:
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