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BBC’s Five Live radio airing wall-to-wall Libya coverage

BBC Five Live logoRight now there are strong indications that the Libyan government of Muammar Qaddafi may be pulling back. There are reports from Benghazi that government forces have withdrawn and Libyan ambassadors to countries like China and India resigning.

The BBC’s Five Live radio service seems to be providing some of the best up-to-the-minute English-language coverage of the situation in Libya. Just moments ago I heard a live phone call with the Libyan ambassador to India who told host Stephen Nolan that he had resigned in response to government forces firing on a funeral processing in Benghazi on Sunday. This is an interesting case where it seems like the immediate nature of radio broadcasting is ahead of major news websites in reporting what’s happening in Libya right now.

Five Live is a digital radio service in the UK but also streams live online.


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One Response to BBC’s Five Live radio airing wall-to-wall Libya coverage

  1. Mark Jeffries February 21, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    Five Live is heard on digital radio, along with its sister digital station Five Live Sports Extra, but it’s actually about as analog as you can get–it’s the Beeb’s only national AM radio service, created after the other four national networks moved to FM in the early 90s.

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