Lizzie Phelan Reports From Tripoli, August 23, 2011


THE WORLD’S PERCEPTION OF EVENTS IN LIBYA HAS BEEN TURNED ON ITS HEAD

An information blackout appears to have descended on Libya – as for hours there has been no significant updates coming from Tripoli. The hotel where the international journalists have been staying is left without electricity and communication. Earlier the story took a major twist when Colonel Gaddafi’s son made an appearance in central Tripoli, refuting rebels’ claims that he’d been arrested. During a brief window when power was restored, we managed to speak on the phone with independent journalist Lizzie Phelan who saw Saif Gaddafi herself.

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