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Libya: Remembering Mohammed Nabbous

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Libya, Media & Journalism, War & Conflict

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011 [1].

Tribute is pouring in on Twitter, in memory of Mohammed Nabbous, the founder of Libya's AlHurra TV. Nabbous was killed [2] 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 [3]: 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 [4]: Impossible to watch todays events without thinking about Mo Nabbous! RIP! You did not lose!! #Libya #Tripoli

And Friedrich Kauder recalls:

@fkauder [5]: 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].