Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

  • Latest Map of Free Libya vs Gaddafi with Miserable Misrata caught in a vise
    Thanx to BBC for map Mar 29 Please note that the combat in Misrata is Gaddafi forces attacking a civilian population. No Free Libya forces here. Just desperate citizens who have taken up what arms they can find. Caught in a deadly vise. Gaddafi has surely given orders that Misrata must fall to him, no matter the human cost. He will level the city if necessary. It’s...
    by at March 29th, 2011 at 08:03 am
  • BBC Report on Saudi Arabia and the struggle for democracy
    Saudi Arabia has come a long way since I lived there. No high rises, cell phones, shopping centers then. But women still can’t drive, can’t vote and are subject to the will of their fathers, husbands and brothers. And Saudi Arabia is still a theocratic kingdom with very little democratic process. But the unthinkable is happening even there. People are asking...
    by at March 13th, 2011 at 02:03 pm
  • Shocking story of arrest and torture of BBC journalists in Libya by Gaddafi forces
    The Guardian is reporting the story of two journalists working for the BBC who were arrested, beaten and even subjected to mock executiion by Gaddafi security forces. The two reporters for the BBC Arabic service, Ferras Killani, a Palestinian refugee with a Syrian passport and Turkish citizen Goktay Koraltan, were arrested on Monday with Chris Cobb-Smith, a British citizen,...
    by at March 9th, 2011 at 04:03 pm
  • Head of NATO tells BBC “If requested, we stand ready to assist with our assets.”
    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Danish Prime Minister and current head of NATO, said in an interview with BBC that NATO acts by resolution of the United Nations Security Council. He explained that NATO is very aware of the sensitivity of Western intervention in that region of the world. He did add however that “if requested, we stand ready to assist with our assets.” I...
    by at March 5th, 2011 at 01:03 am
  • BBC Map of Free Libya vs Gaddafi controlled
    Free Libya vs Gaddafi controlled Feb 28 as per BBC Here is a map of Free Libya put out by BBC showing major coastal cities under control of pro-Gaddafi forces, those still in conflict, and those under control of the Free Libya anti-Gaddafi forces.
    by at February 28th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Where do I get my news on Libya?
    Tweetosphere is vital. There are several links to follow but Retweeting keeps you in touch with most of the news that is coming out of Libya as well as what’s being said around the world. Check these sources out. Or follow me on Twitter @LVworldview for a my summary. I follow: (this list is far from complete sources for Libya. But I get hundreds of tweets a day from...
    by at February 24th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Egyptian Army still holds 100 protesters, 50 missing
    I got the news from BBC – not Al Jazeera – which shows you got to follow multiple news sources. The Egyptian Army, according to BBC sources, is still holding 100 pro-democracy protesters in prisoner camps and 50 more people are flat out missing – including Ziad Bakir, a graphic designer. Shadows of doubt about the military government’s intentions...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Al Jazeera gets a gold star!
    In the past I have been down on Al Jazeera. I admit I was wrong. In fact, I’d like to give them a gold star. My experience with the 24hr news station from Qatar had been limited to the Arabic version viewed while in the Middle East and a few years back. The crisis in Egypt, and the particularly poor coverage by the American press during the early days, sent me to...
    by at February 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 am