List of newspapers in Libya
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Al Manqab Al Afriqi was the first newspaper in Libya established in 1827 by the European consuls in Tripoli and was published in French. In 1866, "Tarablos al Gharb" by the Wali of the Ottoman Sultanate. It was published in Othmani Turkish and Arabic. In 1897, Al Taraqqi was established. Il Giornale de Tripoli was published in Italian by Mohammad Marabet. Majallat Libya al Musawwara was published between 1935 and 1940. As for the Benghazi Newspapers, most of them were founded and published after World War II. Benghazi was the only city in the Arab World during the 50s and 60s to have more than seven newspapers, Cairo had three and so did Beirut. Al Haqeeqa, Al Raqeeb, Al Zaman, Reportage, and Barqa were the leading five of all the seven during the time between the 50s and the 70s.
Following the fall of the Gaddafi regime in August 2011 former state-affiliated dailies have closed and new titles have appeared, many short-lived. Benghazi has emerged as a publishing hub. There are as yet few daily newspapers and print runs are small.
Newspapers in the new era
- Al Bayan - Benghazi
- Al Bilad - Tripoli
- Al Haqeeqa - Benghazi
- Al Kalima - Bengazi
- Al Manara - Bengazi
- Al Maydan - Benghazi
- Bernice - Benghazi
- Birniq - Bengazi
- Fabriar - Tripoli
- Hawsh Al Mighar - Derna
- Lana Magazine - Independent monthly printed magazine specialized in Libyan affairs. Its articles are analytical and take an in-depth look at political, social and cultural issues in Libya. It's distributed in Tripoli, Benghazi, Sirt, Misrata, Derna and Kufra. Reem al-Barky is the editor-in-chief. The magazine has a website, Facebook page and Twitter channel.
- Libya Al Jadida - Tripoli
- Libya Herald - Tripoli, online English-language publication
- Libya Post
- New Qurina (Cyrene) - Benghazi
- Tripoli Post - online weekly English-language publication
- "Libya profile: Media", BBC News, 7 March 2012
- Al-Tadamun News Agency - originally started in Switzerland in February 2011, later moved to Benghazi, Libya
- Libyan News Agency Arabic: وكالة الانباء الليبية ("Lana") - state-run, formerly Jamahiriya News Agency ("Jana")
- Mathaba News Agency - independent pro-Gaddafi news site still in operation
- Tawasul News Agency (TNA) - private news agency, via social media
- Akhbar Libya 24 News Agency (AL24) - 24/7 private news agency, based in Tripoli and Benghazi. The news collected by Akhbar Libya 24 are published by authoritative media outlets as MENA, Al-Masry Al-Youm, Al-Dustour and Al-Wafd. The editor in chief is Reem al-Barky.