Libya: Remembering Mohammed Nabbous

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011.

Tribute is pouring in on Twitter, in memory of Mohammed Nabbous, the founder of Libya's AlHurra TV. Nabbous was killed in a firefight while he was filming on March 19.

Mohammed NabbousKnown as “Mo” to his many fans, Nabbous brought the Muammar Al Gaddafi's violent crackdown of protesters home to viewers and listeners around the world. From his AlHurra TV livestream and during taped conversations with a variety of international media, he spoke candidly about the situation from his base in Benghazi.

According to his many fans, Nabbous’ spirit is celebrating today's developments in Libya.

NPR's Andy Carvin notes:

@acarvin: Mo Nabbous, wherever you are: it looks like you're winning the battle. And your candle never went out, because it's everywhere.

Al Jazeera's Ali Hashem tweets:

: In this day I would like to remember the great Mohammed Nabbous, I am sure you r watching them from the skies with a smile…RIP hero

Elisabeth D-Nilsen says:

@bettan13: Impossible to watch todays events without thinking about Mo Nabbous! RIP! You did not lose!! #Libya #Tripoli

And Friedrich Kauder recalls:

@fkauder: I remember watching Mo Al Nabbous’ first broadcast. His dream is finally coming true. #Tripoli #Libya

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011.

1 comment

  • […] le parole dei blogger hanno fatto la loro parte. E continuano a farla. Qualche giorno fa la Rete ha ricordato Mohammed Nabbous, il fondatore di Lybia AlHurra tv (Libia libera tv), prima stazione televisiva […]

Join the conversation

Authors, please log in »


  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency

No thanks, show me the site