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On account of there being very little access given to media in Libya, we have been working with contacts from our global community to establish communication with people on the ground in areas of protest. We have been in touch with contacts in Tripoli and Benghazi. One Day on Earth Executive Producer, Brandon Litman, had a conversation with an organizer of the civilian uprising. Above is an excerpt of that conversation, taken directly after Saif al-Islam Muammar al-Gaddafi, son of Muammar al-Gaddafi, addressed the public on national TV. The bulk of the shared conversation is actually a recording between 2 organizers (we asked one of the organizers to keep record of developments). We are currently establishing data connections with, what is being called, CHQB (Civilian Headquarters Benghazi) to get more information and media.
The two Libyans talking in the recording are located in different regions, with one in Benghazi (to the east) and one in Tripoli (the capital to the west). The conversation indicates that this revolution has some organization and intends to continue to fight. One of the organizers discusses using their large numbers to scare the Gaddafi's armed forces.
Portions of the audio are spoken in Arabic. Most of the information is also repeated in English. However, the Arabic sections mention that, at the moment, there is no control or government leadership in the East and that the civilian protestors are united and not split, unlike what was mentioned in other media outlets.
Our hearts go out to the people of Libya and Bahrain, where blood is still being shed in the streets. . .and, to all those that have been killed and injured throughout the region since the fight for democracy began.
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Supporting communication in the context of the ongoing Arabic revolutions seems to me a new and worthy challenge for the One Day On Earth project.
Who would have imagined, a few months ago, such a turning point...
I am, with all my heart, endorsing the shout out to the people of Libya, Bahrain, and the Arabic world!
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