Posts Tagged ‘LIBYA’

Act on Instinct – Middle East and North Africa protests/revolutions

March 26, 2011

To LIBYA: We hear you, we see you, we support you!

March 13, 2011

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Update 2011-03-19:
Im sorry to hear, that Mohammad Nabbous, also called “Mo”, has passed away today. Shot and killed…

Mohammed Nabbous @Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Nabbous

From: http://www.informationdissemination.net/2011/03/muhammad-nabbous.html

Muhammad’s activities were particularly interesting to me. While at home in front of his webcam, we would take phone number requests from the thousands of people monitoring his web channel and reach out to loved ones on behalf of those overseas. All phone calls to Libya continue to be blocked by the government, but telecommunications works inside Libya, so to many hundreds Muhammad would function as a lifeline to connect families and provide status updates to those concerned outside Libya.

Muhammad would also conduct other activities as a citizen journalist, for example, last night while I was monitoring his channel there were around 20-30 explosions inside Benghazi. The young man connected one cell phone to his webcam, grabbed another cell phone and his camera, and drove around to various checkpoints to investigate the explosions while live streaming audio descriptions to those watching. He would hold the camera with one hand, drive with the other, hold the cell phone in his lap and describe all activities.

During these times media would often tune in and report through Twitter what was being said and done during this young mans live investigations. Once he would return home after his investigations, he would upload the video to the same channel and people could watch these investigations that would add video to the audio for more context to explain events unfolding in Benghazi. It really has been incredible to observe this citizen journalist in action inside a war zone, in particular a city under siege like Benghazi.

This morning Muhammad Nabbous was shot and killed during one of these investigations. The channel is always being viewed by thousands of people, and it is remarkable the outcry of inspiration and mourning taking place in chat this morning after his wife confirmed the young mans death.

More info: http://bilalr.tumblr.com/post/3961243546/remember-mohammed-nabbous-known-to-all-as-mo

And more. Tributes for Mo, the Benghazi broadcaster: http://storyful.com/stories/gjdibm

And. Alive in Project, The Alive In Network – Mohammed Nabbous 1983-2011 http://alive.in/blog/2011/03/21/mohammed-nabbous-1983-2011/

Al jazeera:
http://blogs.aljazeera.net/live/africa/libya-live-blog-march-19

I am sorry to inform you that Mohammed Nabbous, the founder of Libya AlHurra TV, was killed this morning while reporting on the attacks from the pro-Gaddafi forces. He touched the hearts of many with his bravery and indomnitable spirit. He will be dearly missed and leaves behind his young wife and unborn child.

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Mo’s objective in founding Libya AlHurra was to help his countrymen by getting the word out about what is happening in Libya. Please honor this courageous man and help him realize his dream by using his footage in your broadcasts.

CNN Report:

A message from Mo’s wife, from the Livestream channel, where Mo posted the videos and reports:
http://www.livestream.com/libya17feb/video?clipId=pla_9745ec21-c64d-440f-abe7-a412e7db456d

The videos and reports can be found at the livestream channel: libya17feb
http://www.livestream.com/libya17feb/

One of the videoclips:

“Im not afraid to die, Im afraid to lose the battle. Thats why I want the media to see what’s going on”
-Mohammad Nabbous. “Mo”

Twitter messages, among many, about Mo:

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