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Libyan human rights activist and lawyer Salwa Bugaighis was assassinated on 25 June 2014. Nobody has been held accountable. To many, Salwa embodied all that is positive about the civil society movement that emerged from the 2011 uprising which she helped lead, and she remains an inspiration to this day. 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of that uprising. To mark this historic milestone, we have produced a special season inspired by Salwa’s life and activism, and what it tells us about developments since 2011 and the key challenges that Libya faces today. We examine her family’s fight for justice and issues that Salwa was passionate about and that impacted her life and work, including civil society space, women’s rights, attacks against human rights defenders and accountability. This is a story of tragedy and triumph, and one we are honoured to tell.

Libya Matters Lawyers for Justice in Libya

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Libyan human rights activist and lawyer Salwa Bugaighis was assassinated on 25 June 2014. Nobody has been held accountable. To many, Salwa embodied all that is positive about the civil society movement that emerged from the 2011 uprising which she helped lead, and she remains an inspiration to this day. 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of that uprising. To mark this historic milestone, we have produced a special season inspired by Salwa’s life and activism, and what it tells us about developments since 2011 and the key challenges that Libya faces today. We examine her family’s fight for justice and issues that Salwa was passionate about and that impacted her life and work, including civil society space, women’s rights, attacks against human rights defenders and accountability. This is a story of tragedy and triumph, and one we are honoured to tell.

    28: Looking Ahead

    28: Looking Ahead

    In the final episode in this season, our producer Tariq Elmeri goes deeper into Salwa’s family’s pursuit for justice, and why an independent investigation is very important to her sister Iman. We will also hear from activists and journalists, who will bring us closer to understanding what it’s like to work in these fields in Libya today, and what that means for Salwa’s legacy. 
    This is a story of tragedy and triumph, and one we are honoured to tell. LFJL is sincerely grateful to Salwa’s family and friends, and all of our friends and partners in Libyan civil society who have given us their time and trust to tell this story. 
     
    LFJL created the Ali Nouh Fund to provide emergency assistance to human rights defenders who are at risk due to their work. To donate, visit https://alinouhfund.ly/. Every penny you donate will go to support human rights defenders in Libya.   

    Follow us:

    Twitter: @Libyamatterspod
    Facebook: @Libyamatters
    Instagram: @libyamatterspodcast
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.  Find our regular hosts on Twitter @Elham_LFJL and @Marwa_LFJL. Libya Matters is produced by @telmeri. Thanks to Iman Bugaighis, Raghda Ibraheem, Ghazi Gheblawi and Libya Idres El-Mesmary for contributing to this episode. Artwork by @OzDominika.  
    Libya Matters is a production of Lawyers for Justice in Libya.  Follow LFJL at:    
    Twitter: @LibyanJustice
    Facebook: @LibyanJustice
    Instagram: lawyersforjusticeinlibya
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    Support our work with a single or regular donation 

    • 22 min
    27: Celebrating Civil Society

    27: Celebrating Civil Society

    In this episode, we celebrate the achievements and resilience of Libya’s civil society movement over the last 10 years, which Salwa Bugaighis played an important part in creating. We discuss the challenges that civil society actors continue to face and ways to move forward. 
    This is a story of tragedy and triumph, and one we are honoured to tell. LFJL is sincerely grateful to Salwa’s family and friends, and all of our friends and partners in Libyan civil society who have given us their time and trust to tell this story. 
     
    LFJL created the Ali Nouh Fund to provide emergency assistance to human rights defenders who are at risk due to their work. To donate, visit https://alinouhfund.ly/. Every penny you donate will go to support human rights defenders in Libya.   

    Follow us:

    Twitter: @Libyamatterspod
    Facebook: @Libyamatters
    Instagram: @libyamatterspodcast
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.  Find our regular hosts on Twitter @Elham_LFJL and @Marwa_LFJL. Libya Matters is produced by @telmeri. Thanks to Shahrazad Kablan, Abdelsalam and Emad Regea for contributing to this episode. The voiceovers in this episode were by Karim El Bouri and Mohammed Zlitny. Artwork by @OzDominika. 
    Libya Matters is a production of Lawyers for Justice in Libya.  Follow LFJL at:    
    Twitter: @LibyanJustice
    Facebook: @LibyanJustice
    Instagram: lawyersforjusticeinlibya
    Subscribe to our mailing list
    Support our work with a single or regular donation 

    • 17 min
    26: The Fight for Freedom of Expression

    26: The Fight for Freedom of Expression

    In this episode, we take a deeper look at the rights to freedom of expression and association. Ten years on from the protests that started the Libyan uprising and in the year in which elections are supposed to take place, where are we in protecting and promoting these rights? And why are they so important for accountability, peace and democracy? We explore why it is important that these rights are available equally, what they mean for diversity and inclusion, and what has changed  since 2011. 
    This is a story of tragedy and triumph, and one we are honoured to tell. LFJL is sincerely grateful to Salwa’s family and friends, and all of our friends and partners in Libyan civil society who have given us their time and trust to tell this story. 
     
    LFJL created the Ali Nouh Fund to provide emergency assistance to human rights defenders who are at risk due to their work. To donate, visit https://alinouhfund.ly/. Every penny you donate will go to support human rights defenders in Libya.   

    Follow us:

    Twitter: @Libyamatterspod
    Facebook: @Libyamatters
    Instagram: @libyamatterspodcast
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.  Find our regular hosts on Twitter @Elham_LFJL and @Marwa_LFJL. Libya Matters is produced by @telmeri.  Thanks to Shahrazad Kablan and Ghazi Gheblawi for contributing to this episode. Artwork by @OzDominika. 
     
    Libya Matters is a production of Lawyers for Justice in Libya.  Follow LFJL at:    
    Twitter: @LibyanJustice
    Facebook: @LibyanJustice
    Instagram: lawyersforjusticeinlibya
    Subscribe to our mailing list
    Support our work with a single or regular donation 

    • 36 min
    25: Women at the Front Line

    25: Women at the Front Line

    In today’s episode, we look back at the role of women in the 2011 uprising and the birth of #Libya's civil society movement. Salwa Bugaighis was seen by many to be one of the leaders of that movement and she was a role model for many women who were perhaps entering the public and political space for the first time. We discuss what has happened to the women who were so prominent in Libyan civil society in 2011 and how the landscape for women has developed since, including their ability to participate freely and meaningfully in public and political life. 
    This is a story of tragedy and triumph, and one we are honoured to tell. LFJL is sincerely grateful to Salwa’s family and friends, and all of our friends and partners in Libyan civil society who have given us their time and trust to tell this story. 
     
    LFJL created the Ali Nouh Fund to provide emergency assistance to human rights defenders who are at risk due to their work. To donate, visit https://alinouhfund.ly/. Every penny you donate will go to support human rights defenders in Libya.   

    Follow us:

    Twitter: @Libyamatterspod
    Facebook: @Libyamatters
    Instagram: @libyamatterspodcast
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.  Find our regular hosts on Twitter @Elham_LFJL and @Marwa_LFJL. Libya Matters is produced by @telmeri. Thanks to Shahrazad Kablan, Ghazi Gheblawi, Libya Idres El-Mesmary, Heba Aoun and Fatma Hawas for contributing to this episode. The voiceovers in this episode were by Belqees Riyadh and Ghouson Mesai. Artwork by  @OzDominika.
     
    Libya Matters is a production of Lawyers for Justice in Libya.  Follow LFJL at:   
    Twitter: @LibyanJustice
    Facebook: @LibyanJustice
    Instagram: lawyersforjusticeinlibya
    Subscribe to our mailing list
    Support our work with a single or regular donation 

    • 21 min
    24: Murder in Benghazi

    24: Murder in Benghazi

    On 25 June 2014, Libyan human rights activist and lawyer Salwa Bugaighis celebrated casting her vote in parliamentary elections. Hours later, she was brutally murdered in her own home, a crime which sent shockwaves through Libya’s civil society movement. In the first episode of a special new season marking the tenth anniversary of Libya's 2011 uprising and the birth of that civil society movement, we speak to Salwa’s family and friends to remember that day and reflect on what Salwa's assassination meant for Libya, and what has changed since. 
    This is a story of tragedy and triumph, and one we are honoured to tell. Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) is sincerely grateful to Salwa’s family and friends, and all of our friends and partners in Libyan civil society who gave us their time and trust to tell this story.  
     LFJL created the Ali Nouh Fund to provide emergency assistance to human rights defenders who are at risk due to their work. To donate, visit https://alinouhfund.ly/. Every penny you donate will go to support human rights defenders in Libya.   

    Follow us:

    Twitter: @Libyamatterspod
    Facebook: @Libyamatters
    Instagram: @libyamatterspodcast

    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review.  Find our regular hosts on Twitter @Elham_LFJL and @Marwa_LFJL. Libya Matters is produced by @telmeri. Thanks to Iman Bugaighis for contributing to this episode. Artwork by @OzDominika.

    Libya Matters is a production of Lawyers for Justice in Libya.  Follow LFJL at:  
    Twitter: @LibyanJustice
    Facebook: @LibyanJustice
    Instagram: lawyersforjusticeinlibya
    Subscribe to our mailing list
    Support our work with a single or regular donation

    • 18 min
    Introducing a special season: 10 years of civil society

    Introducing a special season: 10 years of civil society

    Libyan human rights activist and lawyer Salwa Bugaighis was assassinated on 25 June 2014. Nobody has been held accountable. To many, Salwa embodied all that is positive about the civil society movement that emerged from the 2011 uprising which she helped lead, and she remains an inspiration to this day. 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of that uprising. To mark this historic milestone, we have produced a special season inspired by Salwa’s life and activism, and what it tells us about developments since 2011 and the key challenges that Libya faces today. We examine her family’s fight for justice and issues that Salwa was passionate about and that impacted her life and work, including civil society space, women’s rights, attacks against human rights defenders and accountability.

    This is a story of tragedy and triumph, and one we are honoured to tell. LFJL is sincerely grateful to Salwa’s family and friends, and all of our friends and partners in Libyan civil society who gave us their time and trust to tell this story.

    LFJL created the Ali Nouh Fund to provide emergency assistance to human rights defenders who are at risk due to their work. To donate, visit https://alinouhfund.ly/. Every penny you donate will go to support human rights defenders in Libya.  
    Follow us:

    Twitter: @Libyamatterspod
    Facebook: @Libyamatters
    Instagram: @libyamatterspodcast

    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review.  Find our regular hosts on Twitter @Elham_LFJL and @Marwa_LFJL. Libya Matters is produced by @telmeri. Artwork by  @OzDominika.

    Libya Matters is a production of Lawyers for Justice in Libya.  Follow LFJL at:  
    Twitter: @LibyanJustice
    Facebook: @LibyanJustice
    Instagram: lawyersforjusticeinlibya
    Subscribe to our mailing list
    Support our work with a single or regular donation

    • 4 min

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