Culture

UK appoints Frank Baker as new Libya ambassador

  • 8 February 2018 - 20:26
UK appoints Frank Baker as new Libya ambassador

The UK has appointed a new ambassador to Libya, Frank Baker, to succeed Peter Millett.   The UK Foreign Office posted Thursday on its website that Baker will take up his appointment in February 2018.   The UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the UK is at the...

Rain fall leads to Archaeological discovery in Libya

  • 23 December 2017 - 21:09
Rain fall leads to Archaeological discovery in Libya

A Roman statue was discovered by citizens in the ancient city of Talmitha, east of Libya. The current heavy rain fall made the precious artifact visible to a private citizen, who reported the discovery to the local Tlemitha antiquity office. According to the Tlemitha antiquity office "the...

Erato human rights film festival launched in Tripoli

  • 11 December 2017 - 13:36
Erato human rights film festival launched in Tripoli

A festival for documentary films and short films on human rights issue under the name Erato with the slogan "I'm human" has opened in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The film festival will last for five days until December 14 and over 75 films will compete for three awards and the judges...

Cairo Institute screens 8 short films by young Libyan directors to promote human rights in Libya

  • 10 December 2017 - 12:54
Cairo Institute screens 8 short films by young Libyan directors to promote human rights in Libya

As a celebration of the International Day of Human Rights, which is the 10th of December of each year, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) presented eight short films produced by young (Libyan) directors. The films subjects dealt varied from freedom of expression to children's...

Libyan Consulate files lawsuit against Tunisian TV Channel over “mockery of Libyans”

  • 18 November 2017 - 21:14
Libyan Consulate files lawsuit against Tunisian TV Channel over “mockery of Libyans”

The Libyan Consulate in Tunis has lodged a lawsuit against Al-Tasea (9) TV Channel in Tunisia and the presenter Ameen Qara as well as the comedian Tariq Balouch for "mocking the Libyan people and their culture as well as dialect." "The Wednesday program on 9 TV Channel destroys the mutual...

Libya Special Deterrent Force shuts down Comic Con convention in Tripoli, arrests organisers

  • 4 November 2017 - 15:02
Libya Special Deterrent Force shuts down Comic Con convention in Tripoli, arrests organisers

A Libyan armed group said Saturday it had closed a comic book convention in Tripoli and detained the organisers for an "attack on morals and modesty" in the strife-ridden country. Hundreds of young Libyans on Friday flocked to the opening of the city's second Comic Con festival, including some...

Libyan author Hisham Matar wins The Geschwister-Scholl-Preis for “The Return”

  • 8 October 2017 - 21:00
Libyan author Hisham Matar wins The Geschwister-Scholl-Preis for “The Return”

The Libyan author Hisham Matar has won a new international literary award for his book "The Return." On Thursday, the New York-born writer was awarded The Geschwister-Scholl-Preis for his "The Return" book, which recounts the story of his search for his father's disappearance details when he...

Tubu Culture Day celebrated in Libya’s Sabha

  • 17 September 2017 - 09:08
Tubu Culture Day celebrated in Libya’s Sabha

The Tubu Culture Day Festival was kicked off Saturday in Sabha in the presence of civil societies, residents, elders and officials from the city. The festival saw many activities including Tubu poetry that spoke of the tribe's culture and traditions over the years. The Tubu tribe is one of...

Libyan rappers travel on boat to Italy for their right to sing

  • 3 August 2017 - 19:39
Libyan rappers travel on boat to Italy for their right to sing

A group of rappers who say they had to flee Libya for their art were on their way to Italy Wednesday after being rescued by a charity boat. The self-described musicians were among a group of 17 mostly Libyan men picked up by the Aquarius, a vessel operated by French NGO SOS Mediterranee and...

Cultural salon in London: National integrity of Arab Jews

  • 25 July 2017 - 20:21
Cultural salon in London: National integrity of Arab Jews

A cultural salon took place in London on July 21 and revolved around the national integrity of Arab Jews and their integration to their countries from which they were forced out. The Chairman of the Libyan Jews Union, Raphael Luzon said at the salon that he rejects being described as a Zionist...