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BBC launches fm in Libya

world Updated: Aug 12, 2011 01:08 IST

The BBC World Service began broadcasting a new FM radio service in the Libyan rebel-held cities of Benghazi and Misrata on Thursday, the British broadcaster said.

BBC Arabic already operates on Libyan television and on short- and medium-wave radio, "and we are pleased to be extending
our availability to FM radio," it said in a statement.

It will be in Arabic, with a "Newshour" programme in English once a day.

Liliane Landor, the BBC's controller of languages, said, "This year has been a very difficult one for Libyans."