Tripoli, April 4: It has been announced that the government has disbanded eight media and cultural organisations established by the former . . .[restrict]regime. They were set up as propaganda units to improve Muammar Qaddafi’s image.
The organisations are the Foundation for Culture, the Academy of Pubic Thought, the International Center for the Green Book, the General Authority for Public Information, the General Authority for External Outreach, the Al-Fatah Literature and Arts Award, the National Organization for Youth and the Qaddafi International Literature Award.
All the assets and property of the organization have been transferred to the Ministry of Culture. The disbandment is part of the general move to eliminate all things related to the former regime.
This process began with changing the names of streets, squares and educational institutions bearing names relating to Qaddafi, his regime or his ideas. Most are reverting to their pre-1969 names although some have changed altogether. What Qaddafi called Green Square in Tripoli was previously known as Castle Square. It has now been renamed Martyrs’ Square. [/restrict]