FULLY BOOKED Rebuilding Libya

Talk February 15, 2012 7:00 PM

On 15 February 2011, inspired by their Tunisian and Egyptian neighbours, the people of Libya took to the streets in Benghazi calling for the end of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s brutal regime.

They clashed with Gaddafi’s security forces who responded with brutal violence. What followed was a civil war that cost the lives of an estimated 30,000 people and ended eight months later with Gaddafi’s death in his birthplace of Sirte.

Join us at the Frontline Club to discuss the task of rebuilding Libya a year after the uprising began. We will be looking at the work of the National Transitional Council (NTC) and the tensions that remain. What are the prospects of a peaceful future?

Chaired by Ian Black, the Guardian’s Middle East editor. In more than 25 years on the paper he has also been its European editor, diplomatic editor, foreign leader writer and Middle East correspondent


Ahmed Gebreel, deputy head of the Libyan embassy in London, he was a political advisor to the chairman of the NTC and the spokesperson for the MOFA during the revolution.

Dr Faraj Najem, Libyan writer and historian.

Rana Jawad, of British-Lebanese nationality, she is married to a Libyan and resident in Tripoli where she has been reporting for the BBC for seven years. Author of Tripoli Witness.

Khaeri Aboushagor, media researcher, political activist, and human rights defender; calling for the establishment of a secular state in Libya.

Carsten Jurgensen, Libya researcher for Amnesty International.

Picture credit: B.R.Q’s photostream