After the fall of Mummar Gaddafi, the media outlets in Libya became free. They no longer had to deal with stringent requirements for the news they presented. But, the media were in a uncomfortable environment. The Libyan media were instructed for forty years, and now they have absolutely no direction. Many Libyan people wants to participate in news stories. They are presenting different stories through facebook, and twitter. Surprisingly, the Libyan people are taking the news from these social media outlets. The Libyan people are believing people whose credentials are unknown.
Zapita whose a journalist, described the new direction of the Libyan media. "It was very frustrating being a writer in a state-owned, state-controlled publication. As soon as the revolution happened, I wanted to start my own newspaper, be my own boss." Zapita continues, "We're starting from a void... We're starting from zero- that is a challenge. There hasn't been a tradition of a free, independent press for, some would say, roughly 40 years. So we don't have that tradition, that culture. And that'ts not easy, building a tradition, a culture, overnight."
So how will the Libyan people receive their news? When will the media outlets in Libya recover from the fall of Mummar Gaddafi. Check Al-Jazeera news for the answers.