Libya Alhurra TV meaning Free Libya TV, is an Internet television channel founded by Mohamed Nabbous and Walid Al Zayani on 19 February 2011 at the start of the Libyan civil war. It was the first private television station in Benghazi, in the east of the country.
The channel's purpose is to provide the world with news and exclusive on-ground footage from Benghazi during the civil war.
Libya Alhurra TV was the only TV broadcast from Benghazi when Muammar Gaddafi shut down Internet lines as the war began. (A rebel-controlled radio station, Voice of Free Libya, was also broadcasting from Benghazi at that time.) Alhurra TV was able to bypass government blocks on the Internet in order to broadcast live images from Benghazi across the world.
On 19 March 2011, Nabbous was killed by pro-Gaddafi troops during the Second Battle of Benghazi. His wife Perdita, announcing his death on the same day, vowed to continue with the channel in his stead, and requested original contributions of raw footage from pro-opposition individuals both inside and outside the country.
Libya Alhurra TV Ident Designed by Walid Fathi Al Zayani, Creative Motion Designer and Visual Effects Artist.
Stationary & Editing Designed by Idris Sallak