Mohammed Nabbous - Power 500 2012

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Mohammed Nabbous

Industry: Culture & Society

Nationality: Libya

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Mohammed Nabbous was just 28 years old when he was killed last year in Benghazi, by a pro-Gaddafi sniper while reporting on the fighting in the city.

Since his death, many experts have credited Nabbous for his pivotal role in bringing the world’s attention to the killings in his native country. Without him, it is debatable whether the Western powers would have intervened in the conflict. Nabbous created the first independent broadcast news organisation in Libya since Gaddafi took control of the country. His reports were widely reported by Western media organisations, and seen by leading politicians across the world. “I am not afraid to die, I am afraid to lose the battle. That’s why I want the media to see what’s going on,” he said.

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