By Amira Al Hussaini
With the fast-paced news coming out of Tripoli, social media enthusiasts are weeding information coming out of Libya to keep us abreast with what is really happening there.
Andy Carvin, NPR’s senior strategist, is one such clearing point. In a recent tweet he notes:
@acarvin: Not confirmed. One of many rumors. Captured, dead, fled, hiding. RT @technosailor: Gaddafi captured. Is this confirmed? #libya #tripoli
Sultan Al Qassemi, who monitors news coverage from the UAE, is another valuable source of news on Libya. He shares a screen shot of the Libyan State TV now.
@SultanAlQassemi: Al Arabiya: Libyan State TV broadcast disrupted #LibyaAdvertisement
@SultanAlQassemi: Breaking Al Arabiya: The Libyan revolutionaries flag has been raised on Tripoli’s government buildings #Libya
Back on Twitter, the euphoria is building up online as tweeps share their thoughts and feelings on developments in Libya.
Lebanese Hilal Chouman quips:
@hilalchouman: My dad comment on #Libya: “The hulk is down”. lol.
Meanwhile, Ruwayda Mustafah, a British Kurdish activist, is waiting for evidence:
@RuwaydaMustafah: Take a breather everyone. Waiting to receive image + footage of Gaddafi’s body & son being imprisoned. #Libya
And Egyptian Mona El Tahawy concludes:
@monaeltahawy: The real #Libyan revolution is about to end #Gaddafi’s reign of butchery before he celebrates 42nd anniversary of his fake “revolution.”
Stay tuned for more coverage from Libya.
Amira Al Hussaini, Regional Editor for the Middle East and North Africa for Global Voices, former news editor of an English language daily in Bahrain. Journalist. Columnist. Blogger. Educated and raised in Bahrain. Interests include writing, the arts and human rights.