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The Struggle for Libya’s Future

From: Making Contact
Series: Making Contact
Length: 29:01

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Reese Erlich brings us a special report from Libya on the chaos that remains in the wake of the overthrow of hated dictator Muammar Gaddafi. While the west proclaimed a great victory for so-called “humanitarian military intervention,” armed militias once allied with the US and NATO now attack government offices and engage in extortion rackets. Read the full description.

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Libyans overthrew hated dictator Muammar Gaddafi last October, but the country remains chaotic. Armed militias once allied with the US and NATO now attack government offices and engage in extortion rackets. While the west proclaimed a great victory for so-called “humanitarian military intervention,” the Libyan aftermath is far more sobering. On this edition, independent producer Reese Erlich brings us a special report from Libya.

 

Featuring: Ibrahim el Mayet , Libya Progress Association leader; Master Sergeant Hamid Hijazzi, Benghazi Air Force officers spokesperson; Elhabib Alamin , poet & Ministry of Culture official; Abdul Azzuz , translator; Ahmed Alkoshli, Minister of Economy; Khalifa Sahli , Zawiya Oil refinery operations manager; Ibrahim Ali , Libyan Transparency Association chair; Ibrahim Layas , MedcoEnergi Oil and Gas official; Ahmed Ali , grocery store owner; Guma Assaiti , pro-Federalist political group leader; Fathiya Steita , retired English professor; Nadia Nour Mohammad, Abdul Wahab, Mohammad Riad , protestors

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Piece Description

Libyans overthrew hated dictator Muammar Gaddafi last October, but the country remains chaotic. Armed militias once allied with the US and NATO now attack government offices and engage in extortion rackets. While the west proclaimed a great victory for so-called “humanitarian military intervention,” the Libyan aftermath is far more sobering. On this edition, independent producer Reese Erlich brings us a special report from Libya.

 

Featuring: Ibrahim el Mayet , Libya Progress Association leader; Master Sergeant Hamid Hijazzi, Benghazi Air Force officers spokesperson; Elhabib Alamin , poet & Ministry of Culture official; Abdul Azzuz , translator; Ahmed Alkoshli, Minister of Economy; Khalifa Sahli , Zawiya Oil refinery operations manager; Ibrahim Ali , Libyan Transparency Association chair; Ibrahim Layas , MedcoEnergi Oil and Gas official; Ahmed Ali , grocery store owner; Guma Assaiti , pro-Federalist political group leader; Fathiya Steita , retired English professor; Nadia Nour Mohammad, Abdul Wahab, Mohammad Riad , protestors

Broadcast History

Program #30-12
Begin date 7/25/12 End date 01/25/13.

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Timing and Cues

Total run time is 29 minutes (no hard breaks)
-Optional cutaway at 1:00
-Optional (floating) cutaway between 12:00 and 20:00
-Music in/out.

Additional Credits

Producers: Kyung Jin Lee, George Lavender
Host: Andrew Stelzer
Contributing Producer: Reese Erlich
Translators: Abdul Azzuz, Omar Almosmary
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Development Associate: Juanita Young
Production Intern: Lisa Bartfai
Web Editor: Irene Florez
Organizational Volunteers: Dan Turner, Alton Byrd, Salima Hamirani, Eryn Mathewson, and Stephanie Murphy

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