Libya's Civil War

Friday, June 17, 2011


Libya's Civil War (AFP/Getty)

When popular anger bubbled over in Libya in February, the media described it as a series of protests not unlike those seen in Egypt and Tunisia. But as the conflict escalated, the terminology shifted to "uprising" or "rebellion." This week, the Associated Press told its reporters to now refer to the fighting in Libya as a "civil war." AP Deputy Managing Editor and Standards Editor Tom Kent says the AP is constantly discussing the best terminology to use when reporting the news.

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Tripoli has been captured by the Libyan rebels, and it appears the revolt there has moved into its final phases. The Libyan dictator is currently a wanted man, as a reward has been issued for his arrest, dead or alive. Article source: Libyan rebels put reward on The Libyan dictator as hangman's noose tightens .

Aug. 30 2011 02:16 AM

Thank you for the post. War is armed conflict between belligerent states, nations, or other parties (such as guerillas), prosecuted with military forces aiming to enforce the political will of the victor upon the defeated belligerent. Therefore, wars have heavy and huge impact on the economy of the affected nations.These wars might be why the government is not scrambling to pay for everything else in the country.

Jul. 05 2011 01:06 AM

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