List of newspapers in Libya

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Newspapers in Libya are published in the Arabic and English languages.


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 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 1950s and 1960s 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 during the time between the 1950s and the 1970s.

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.[1]

Newspapers in the new era[edit]

  • 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
  • Libya Al Jadida - Tripoli
  • Libya Herald - Tripoli, online English-language publication
  • Libya Post
  • Quryna (Cyrene) - Benghazi
  • Tripoli Post - online weekly English-language publication

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Libya profile: Media", BBC News, 7 March 2012

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