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Libyan Jamahiriya Broadcasting Corporation
OwnerGovernment of Libya
Al-Jamahiriya TV
LJBC Radio
Al-Madina TV
Official website

Libyan Jamahiriya Broadcasting Corporation (LJBC) (Arabic: الهيئة العامة لإذاعات الجماهيرية العظمى) was the state-run broadcasting organization in Libya under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi. It distributed news in coordination with the Jamahiriya News Agency in accordance with state laws controlling Libya media.[1]

On 22 August 2011, the organization was rendered defunct when its channels were taken off-air by anti-Gaddafi fighters, which had entered Tripoli the previous day.[2]


The corporation's website and online presence was serviced by fifty employees, mostly journalists. They were organized into four departments; news editing, programming, design, and maintenance and operations, based in offices in Tripoli.[3]



Stations run by the LJBC include:


Al-Jamahiriya TV

This article is about the Libyan state television associated with the Gaddafi government. For an anti-Gaddafi television with "Libya" in its name, see Libya TV.

Al-Jamahiriya TV
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Broadcast areaInternational
NetworkLibyan Jamahiriya Broadcasting Corporation
Language(s)Arabic, English, French, Chinese
Picture formatPAL
LaunchedDecember 1968 (original date)
2014 (relaunch)

Al-Jamahiriya TV was a television channel broadcast by the Libyan Jamahiriya Broadcasting Corporation. The channel broadcast mainly Libyan Aljamahiriya discussions, cultural programs and news bulletins. It was available in three languages: Arabic, English and French.

Emphasis was left to the official Libyan political and government activities, with live coverage of sessions of the People's Congress, speeches of the "Guide of the Revolution" (the official position held by Colonel Gaddafi) and readings of The Green Book, written by the Libyan leader, and published in 1975.

The channel started in the morning and ended in the evening by reading verses from the Koran and the dissemination of the national anthem, before giving way to a focus and national radio.

The Libyan national television was broadcast via satellite to the Arab world and Europe via the satellites Arabsat and Hot Bird from 1997.

On 22 August 2011, the station was taken off-air by the National Transitional Council forces, which had entered Tripoli the previous day.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Libya: Political forces | The Economist". 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2011-03-18.
  2. ^ "Libya rebels say they seize control of state TV". Reuters. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Around LJBC". Archived from the original on January 15, 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-18.
  4. ^ Halliday, Joshua (22 August 2011). "Blank pictures from Libyan state TV augurs moment of change". Guardian. Retrieved 22 August 2011.