Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Libya’s Tribute FM carries on in the face of attacks

Last week, pro-Gaddafi television accused Libya’s new English-language radio station Tribute FM of being a foreign-financed attempt to spread Christianity. Then their studio was bombed with an improvised explosive device (IED). The damage was superficial, but they now have a police escort to and from work.

The National Transitional Council (NTC) have told them to move, but they think that it was the process of getting people in for live interviews that made their location an open secret in the first place, so they would soon get found out somewhere else. The day after, two men were shot and killed on the doorstep of the building opposite, in an attack that they are certain was intended for them.

Read more from The Guardian

(Source : Radio Netherlands Media Network Weblog)

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