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Libyan citizen journalist killed

From The Guardian:

The death has been announced of Mohammad Nabbous, described as the “face of citizen journalism in Libya“.

Nabbous was apparently shot dead by Gaddafi forces in Benghazi on Saturday.

Known as “Mo”, Nabbous set up Libya al-Hurra TV, which broadcast raw feeds and commentary from Benghazi, on Livestream.

Andy Carvin, social media strategist at NPR, said on Twitter: “Mohammad Nabbous was my primary contact in Libya, and the face of Libyan citizen journalism. And now he’s dead, killed in a firefight.”

Sharon Lynch, TV station representative, said: “He touched the hearts of many with his bravery and indomnitable spirit. He will be dearly missed and leaves behind his young wife and unborn child.”

It’s easy to forget amid all the preening Anderson Coopers and self-aggrandizing reporters, but people like Nabbous are what journalism is all about. Here’s the audio from his last report:

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