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    Listening Post - Feature: Libya: Building a free media

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    For decades, the media in Libya served as nothing more than a propaganda tool for the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. But the revolution has brought change not just to the country's leadership, but also to its media environment. Over the past year, Libyans have seen an explosion in brand new media outlets. At least 120 print outlets have sprung up, as well as fresh alternatives on TV and radio. Meanwhile, a new generation of Libyan journalists are enjoying their newfound freedom of expression despite the lack of training and infrastructure. Building a vibrant free media has become a top priority for hundreds of exiled Libyans who have now returned to their homeland with renewed energy and enthusiasm. Listening Post's Flo Phillips examines the flourishing media scene in Libya and the challenges that lie ahead.