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"I don't fear death but only defeat"

farewell to Mo, voice of dissent in Lybia

A frame of video on Youtube

A frame of video on Youtube

Mohammad Nabous nicknamed Mo, founded the Bengasi-based Web-tv Lybia Alhurra. He was killed during broadcasting for trying to denounce Gaddafi's regime.

Mo was collecting evidence against the Lybian dictator's false announcements of ceasefire. The activist used to say: “I am not scared of death but of losing my battle".

Social network play a significant role in the Arab protests: according to a survey by Al Jazeera tweets have been nearly 95,000 in Lybia, 43,300 in Libya. Lagging a bit behind are Bahrain with 15,000 tweets and Yemen with nearly 9.000. 40% of the tweets have been sent through mobile devices.

28 March 2011

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