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MEDIA / PRESS KIT FOR MOHAMED M NABBOUS ARABIC SPELLING OF MOHAMED M NABBOUS: NOTE: SOME MEDIA HAVE REPORTED

HIS LAST NAME AS AL-NABBOUS . THIS IS INCORRECT. DOB: FEBRUARY 27, 1983 TO MARCH 19, 2011

EDUCATION:
GRAD SCHOOL Class of 2000 · Math & Computing · Maths · Business · Networking & Internet Equivalent to Master¶s Degree
GAROUNIS BENGHAZI LIBYA

UNDER GRADUATE UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE: Garyounis University Major: Science Degree equivalent to Bachelor of Science High School Bobaker Razi Class of 1999

FACTS ABOUT MOHAMED:
IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT MOHAMED ATTENDED OXFORD UNIVERSITY. THIS IS INCORRECT. HE LIVED IN OXFORD, ENGLAND FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. HIS EDUCATION IS LISTED ABOVE. ACCORDING TO HIS FACEBOOK ACCOUNT: FAVORITE QUOTE: A CANDLE LOSES NOTHING BY LIGHTING ANOTHER CANDLE RELIGIOUS VIEWS: POLITICAL VIEWS: (ISLAM) (FREE, UNRESTRICTED, FREEDOM)

MOHAMED HAS A WIKIPEDIA PAGE, BUT IT CANNOT BE VERIFIED AS ENTIRELY ACCURATE.

FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING 17 FEBRUARY AND MOHAMED S CREATION OF THE FIRST BROADCAST MEDIA ORGANIZATION IN FREE LIBYA: Mohamed was able to circumvent Gaddafi's media blackout because he used to own a business installing satellite dishes (for internet service) in Benghazi. The government had taken over private ISPs but Mohamed retained his hardware and technical expertise. He later went on to run an Entertainment complex that featured an icerink, go cart racing and a rock-climbing wall. At the time of the uprising, Mohamed proceeded to re-install satellite dishes and two-way modems so that he could broadcast to the world. Mohamed explains how he did it in this interview with France Canal+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSTbvgpLSTw Mohamed s first broadcast on www.livestream.com/libya17febstarted on 19 February 2011 from a small, hand held laptop computer and headset microphone. He was contacted by a CNN producer and performed his first live interview with CNN, which was also simulcast on hislivestream. During the interview, he was asked "what do you want?" by a CNN producer and this was his answer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyIyz44oKQQ Mohamed s interview with Democracy Now further explains how he became involved, why and more:http://www.democracynow.org/2011/3/21/libyan_citizen_journalist_mohammed_nabbous_killed Mohamed continued to broadcast after the liberation of Benghazi to counter the stories put forth in the mainstream by and thru the Gaddafi regime. He continued to campaign for a united, free Libya and worked to establish the first Broadcast Media organization in Libya which he named Libya Al-Hurra TV (meaning Free Libya). On the morning of 19 March 2011, after hearing shelling had hit a residential area, Mohamed went to investigate and to obtain images for broadcast.He did not wear protective gear and was shot by a sniper, resulting in critical injuries.

Images can be found at Libya Al-Hurra s Twitter / TwitPic account at: http://twitpic.com/photos/LibyaAlHurraTV

REQUESTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND MEDIA INQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO: CONTACT.LIBYA.TV@GMAIL.COM INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC