Libyan society has been severely repressed and heavily censored for decades during the regime of Colonel Gaddafi. The call for freedom of expression –including freedom of the media- was one of the motives of the revolution. The Doha Centre for Media Freedom is taking the initiative to announce an n emergency plan to help the Libyan people to realize its aspirations of free expression, and publish and broadcast without fear. The Doha Centre for Media Freedom will support Libyan media, civil society and NTC in creating free, reliable and viable media and realize a sustainable system of press freedom.
Director-general of the Doha Centre for Media Freedom Mr. Jan Keulen and an accompanying delegation will travel to Libya shortly to consult Libyan media leaders and NTC authorities. A plan will be drawn up for journalism training and technical assistance. The Doha Centre for Media Centre is also interested in supporting local radio stations to fulfill their humanitarian mission, especially in the field of localizing missing persons and reuniting families.
The Doha Centre for Media Freedom is the first Arab press freedom organization to be actively involved in an emergency program of media support in the new Libya. The Centre will coordinate and cooperate with other international organizations to support the efforts of the Libyan people to create free and independent media and put guarantees in place for press freedom.
For more information please call Mr. Jan Keulen mobile 55728223