Groundbreaking Website Reveals Libya's Commitment to Democracy

    Inaugural Content to Include Broadcast of Recent Debate with Muammar
al-Gaddafi on the Progression of Democracy in the Muslim World and Across the

    TRIPOLI, LIBYA, March 22 /CNW/ - Following a first-of-its kind event in
which Muammar al-Gaddafi engaged in a free-form debate on democracy, the World
Center for Green Book Studies today launched a groundbreaking Website as part
of Libya's efforts to openly engage the international community on democracy
and economic development in Libya. The Website address is:

    Initially, the Website will broadcast a March 2, 2007, debate in which
Mr. Gaddafi was joined by internationally renowned political theorists Anthony
Giddens and Benjamin R. Barber. Dr. Barber is the Gershon and Carol Kekst
Professor of Civil Society and Distinguished University Professor at the
University of Maryland and Lord Giddens is the former Director of the London
School of Economics and Political Science.

    The two-hour debate focused on three distinct themes:

    --  Democracy in Libya - the Jamahiriya System: An exploration of the
vision that led to the founding of the People's Authority in Libya thirty
years ago, Gaddafi's aspirations for the Libyan people and the way that they
engage with government.

    --  Globalization since the founding of the People's Authority: A broad
conversation about how the world has changed in the last thirty years - how
people think and feel about the globalization of government, democracy, ideas,
money, culture and politics, in an age of security threats and the
implications of this change for Libya.

    --  What the next 30 years of the People's Authority in Libya will bring:
A discussion of the role of the Libyan state and democracy in a modern
context, charting the practical progress of Libya and the increasingly
important role that the civil and economic sectors will play in the country
and the region.

    Please visit for more information.

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