Libya Al Jadida

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Libya Al Jadida
ليبيا الجديدة
FormatOnline newspaper
PublisherFaisal Swehli and Osama Swed
Editor-in-chiefMahmoud Al Misrati
Founded22 August 2012; 6 years ago (2012-08-22)
Political alignmentIndependent
HeadquartersTripoli, Libya
Circulation7,500 (2012)
WebsiteOfficial website

Libya Al Jadida (Arabic: ليبيا الجديدة‎, meaning The New Libya)[1] is an Arabic daily newspaper based in Tripoli, Libya. It was launched in Tunis during the Libyan Civil War.

History and profile[edit]

Libya Al Jadida was founded by Mahmoud Al Misrati as an online newspaper in Tunis where he fled during the Libyan Civil War that toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.[2][3] The publishers of the paper are Faisal Swehli and Osama Swed.[2] Following the foundation of the new regime in Libya the paper was headquartered in Tripoli and was launched as a weekly on 22 August 2012.[2] Later the paper was relaunched as daily.[4]

In 2012, the paper had a circulation of 7,500 copies.[5]

Mahmoud Al Misrati is the editor-in-chief of the paper.[4][6] Although the paper has full-time staff, freelance journalists also contribute to it.[4]

Political stance[edit]

Libya Al Jadida is one of a few independent papers in Libya in that it does not represent and have affiliation with any political interest groups and parties.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "In liberated Libya, women struggle to raise their hand". Ammon News. Tripoli. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "The culture of reading has to change". Reinventing Libya. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Libya Al Jadida Newspaper Design and Team-training Workshop". Tarek Atressi Design. 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Fatima El Issawi (May 2013). "Transitional Libyan Media" (PDF). Carnegie Endowment.
  5. ^ a b Wollenberg, Anja; Jason Pack (2013). "Rebels with a pen: observations on the newly emerging media landscape in Libya" (PDF). The Journal of North African Studies. 18 (2): 191–210. doi:10.1080/13629387.2013.767197. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Libyan journalist unveils reasons behind kidnapping". Gerasa News. Retrieved 30 September 2014.