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Libya's Lost Generation 8
By Transterra Editor
20 Feb 2014

On February 20, 2014 - Amazigh people protest and demand their rights at the Congress during a demonstration organized by the Libyan Amazigh Supreme Council in Zwara. The Amazigh minority, or Berbers, who were oppressed by former Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, want the paralyzed government and parliament to guarantee their language and cutlure in Libya's planned constitution. "It's not a fair fight," says Fathi Youssef, one of the Libyan Amazigh Supreme Council's leaders. "Power, politics are deeply linked to weapons in Libya. We chose the peaceful way. I think this is our mistake. We already lost the game," he adds.

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Libya's Lost Generation 4
By Melanie Wenger
16 Feb 2014

Before the revolution, Younis was a touristic guide. Tourists from Europe stopped coming to Libya when the revolution started, so Younis tries to make a living by guiding the few English-speaking journalists who visit Libya occasionally for reports. Since he gave up fighting, he sometimes meets with his old fellow fighters to have fun and "shoot a little" in Farwa Islands near Zwara, an isolated and deserted place where they can "blow off the steam and not lose it."

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Libya's Lost Generation 1
By Melanie Wenger
15 Feb 2014

Mariam (20), Mahdea (26) and Ajaeeb (35) are sisters who were injured in the bombing of their house in Majer. They just came back from three years of treatment and surgeries in Germany. There are no facilities adapted to handicapped people in their little village, one hour away by car from Misrata. Trapped in their own homes now, they don't see any future for themselves, considering it unlikely for them to find a job, have a husband and raise a family.

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Libya's Lost Generation 12
By Melanie Wenger
15 Feb 2014

Najim Al-Morabit, 14, is coming back for the first time in his old home in Zliten, where he lost his mother and two brothers. Traumatized by the bombing, he sees a psychiatrist every week in Misrata without the knowledge of his family as he doesn't want to be considered crazy.

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Libya's Lost Generation 13
By Melanie Wenger
14 Feb 2014

A few women demonstrate in a female-only area during a protest against the extension of the Congress' mandate in Benghazi's Liberty Square.

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Libya's Lost Generation 14
By Melanie Wenger
10 Feb 2014

The children from the Al-Gharari family have witnessed their uncles and aunts die when the family house was struck by the NATO. Their father is still fighting the NATO and the Libyan government in court for compensation for the loss of their family house where three generations had been living together. The children say that their grandparents "died of sorrow" three months ago.

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Banned Activities Under Gaddafi Reviv...
Libya
By Transterra Editor
24 Dec 2013

At the University of Benghazi stadium, Tripoli's Rugby team competes with Benghazi's home team in a sport that was once banned by the Qaddafi government. Tripoli team scores and Benghazi team misses his shot.

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Banned Activities Under Gaddafi Reviv...
Libya
By Transterra Editor
24 Dec 2013

At the University of Benghazi stadium, Tripoli's Rugby team competes with Benghazi's home team in a sport that was once banned by the Qaddafi government. Tripoli team and Benghazi team are playing for the trophy in the Rughby super cup.

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Banned Activities Under Gaddafi Reviv...
Libya
By Transterra Editor
24 Dec 2013

At the University of Benghazi stadium, Tripoli's Rugby team competes with Benghazi's home team in a sport that was once banned by the Qaddafi government. Benghazi team has scored while the Tripoli team has missed his shot.

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Banned Activities Under Gaddafi Reviv...
Libya
By Transterra Editor
24 Dec 2013

At the University of Benghazi stadium, Tripoli's Rugby team competes with Benghazi's home team in a sport that was once banned by the Qaddafi government. Tripoli’s team wearing orange while the team of Benghazi is dressed in red and white.

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Banned Activities Under Gaddafi Reviv...
Libya
By Transterra Editor
22 Dec 2013

At the University of Benghazi stadium, Tripoli's Rugby team competes with Benghazi's home team in a sport that was once banned by the Qaddafi government. A player of the Benghazi team trying to catch the ball.

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After the Spring: Libya Beyond the He...
Libya
By Transterra Editor
06 Dec 2013

As news of violent militias, unchecked powers, rebel uprisings and high profile kidnappings fill the pages, turmoil and discontent fill many minds. Though, it is easy to get caught up in the loudest elements of regime change. We often forget that Libya, is home to many people, many of whom are trying to rebuild and grow after years of hardship.

As this fledgling democracy finds its feet, Libyans enjoy the freedom of daily life. Despite all the hardship Libyans struggle with due to the conflict, there is room for new opportunities because of the war. Booming after the controlling government of the Gadhafi era, many of the spheres he regulated are now wide open. News outlets in Libya expanded from a handful of censored papers to hundreds of newspapers, radio shows, and cable channels. Many presume that the countries new constitution will hold greater rights for women and minorities. Intrepid women have taken to running for elected office and opening small businesses. Libyans feel liberated and can indulge in pastimes banned under the strict Gaddafi regime such as boxing and several media outlets have launched on account of the new freedom of press. Much has changed for the better, shelled stores have been rebuilt and are back in business and the fragile government grows more cohesive every day.

After a year of civil war, life has begun to move beyond the revolution. Babies are birthed every day into the new fledgling country, marriages officiated and soldiers repatriated. While the violence in Libya has diminished allowing room for regrowth, sporadic flares of conflict take the main stage while a critical part of the story of the revolution is ignored. Libya, now more than ever, isn’t simply violent rebels in a dusty desert depicted in western media.

Students have returned to class working through the summer to make up time lost and progress with their degrees. Student government, which was also banned under the previous government is now a popular club as Libyans; who haven’t voted in 42 years exercise their rights regularly. Often voting on even the smallest things.

Though some things will never change in this desert country. The beach is still a popular destination, with families filing the sand every evening. Amusement parks are now open, after crews were quickly dispatched to fix the damage and cover the bullet holes.

The Libyan people are experiencing a whole range of emotions that go beyond violence and suffering. Libya’s rehabilitation efforts as a country move slowly though they are much more powerful and important than the dissonance among few and with that, healing can begin.

Rebirth has come to the country, and with that the brave can find forgiveness among neighbors and a country can find peace.

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Demonstrations in Benghazi to Suppo...
Benghazi , libya
By Mohammad Salama
09 Nov 2013

Demonstrations in Benghazi to support the army and police.

.المظاهرات تعود في بنغازي من أجل دعم الجيش والشرطة

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Demonstrations in Benghazi to Suppo...
Benghazi , libya
By Mohammad Salama
08 Nov 2013

.المظاهرات تعود في بنغازي من أجل دعم الجيش والشرطة

Demonstrations in Benghazi to support the army and police.

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Demonstrations in Benghazi to Suppo...
Benghazi , libya
By Mohammad Salama
08 Nov 2013

.المظاهرات تعود في بنغازي من أجل دعم الجيش والشرطة

Demonstrations in Benghazi to support the army and police.

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Demonstrations in Benghazi to Support...
Benghazi , libya
By Mohammad Salama
08 Nov 2013

.المظاهرات تعود في بنغازي من أجل دعم الجيش والشرطة

Demonstrations in Benghazi to support army and the police.

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Demonstrations in Benghazi to Suppo...
Benghazi , libya
By Mohammad Salama
08 Nov 2013

.المظاهرات تعود في بنغازي من أجل دعم الجيش والشرطة

Demonstrations in Benghazi to support the army and police.

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The journal of Africa.
Libya
By Mvideo
31 Oct 2013

Video about : The protection of the Libyan border, in order not to become a base for terrorists.

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Oil crisis in eastern Libya
By Mohamed Al-theeb
28 Oct 2013

28-10-2013Harika oil port gate - Tobruk in eastern Libya

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Oil crisis in eastern Libya
By Mohamed Al-theeb
28 Oct 2013

28-10-2013 Reservoir for oil in the port of Harika - Tobruk in eastern Libya

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Swedish Embassy bombing.
Libya
By Mohammad Salama
25 Oct 2013

Video about:Car bomb at Swedish consulate in Libya's Benghazi.

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Novel Ozatsi.
Libya
By Nohad Ghayad
21 Oct 2013

Video about : A novel about the reality of political asylum and the successes and failures they face to escape from the prisons and the political repression that suffer from it in their own country.

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"Eid al -Adha " in libya.
lybia
By Nohad Ghayad
17 Oct 2013

Video about : Preparations for the reception of" Eid al-Adha" in Libya, where the booming markets to sell cattle.

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I am 220
Trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
15 Oct 2013

Number 220 gets a disposable camera to take photos of life inside the refugee camp. All refugees get a number upon arrival in Trapani. Photo by: Berta Banacloche

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I am 220
trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
15 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
The sun sets over the old gym that now serves as a refugee camp.

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I am 220
trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
15 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
A refugee lays on one of the mattresses in the old gym that now serves as a refugee camp. Days are filled with idle time for most refugees.

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I am 220
trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
15 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
Nigerian refugees flock together on the patio of the old gym that now serves as a refugee camp.

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I am 220
trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
15 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
Refugees pass time sitting on the patio of the old gym that is now their home. They are allowed out about three hours per day, the rest of the time they spend inside.

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I am 220
trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
15 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
A refugee scavenges the garbage for valuables. Most of them left Libya in small fishing boats without much space for possessions.

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I am 220
trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
15 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
A refugee lays on his mattress in the old gym that now serves as a refugee camp.

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I am 220
trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
15 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
Dinner through the eyes of refugee no. 220.

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I am 220
trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
15 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
Days are filled with idle time for the refugees who now live in an old gym.

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I am 220
trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
15 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
View through the door of the gym that now serves as the new home of refugee no. 220

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I am 220
Trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
15 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
A refugee walks through the old gym that now serves as a refugee camp.

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I am 220
trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
15 Oct 2013

Refugee story from Sicily, Italy, including photos made by the refugee in his camp.

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I am 220
trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
15 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
The floor of the gym, that now serves as a refugee camp, is covered in mattresses.