December 2, 2016

Blackout-Proof the protests (From Avaaz)

Middle East Unrest

Across the Middle East — in Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, and more countries every day — autocratic regimes are trying to crush unprecedented peaceful protests with brutality and blackouts. These countries are poised on the brink between liberation and enormous bloodshed — and the protesters’ ability to reach the eyes of the world could determine the outcomes.

Avaaz is working urgently to “blackout-proof” the protests — with secure satellite modems and phones, tiny video cameras, and portable radio transmitters, plus expert support teams on the ground — to enable activists to broadcast live video feeds even during internet and phone blackouts and ensure the oxygen of international attention fuels their courageous movements for change.

News updates about the protests in Libya

Muammar-Gaddafi-Libya

Deep cracks opened up in Muammar Qaddafi’s regime after more than 40 years in power, with diplomats abroad and the justice minister at home resigning, air force pilots defecting and a fire raging at the main government hall after clashes in the capital Tripoli.