I will be traveling to Libya this winter, where the revolution will serve as the historic backdrop for the story I want to tell.
I have been following the story of a Libyan born man, who resides near Flint, but has spent much of this year in Libya, working with, and around the National Transitional Council, the group overseeing the transition from a Gaddaffi-controlled Libya. He was conducting business in Libya when the revolution began, and chose to stay and join the rebels. He will be the main focus for the story.
The man's name is Mustafa. He is an engineer and speaks English and Arabic, and worked as an early spokesman for the rebels. He also created food distribution plans for the city of Benghazi once the former regime and government collapsed there, and worked to establish neighborhood action groups.
His wife Lois has been following his progress from their home in Michigan, and will likely join him in Libya this fall.
The story I want to tell is this family from my hometown area, working during this significant moment in world history, using their skills to build a new and better Libya.
I’ve been following Mustafa and Lois’ story from home, now I want to follow the story to Libya.
The final product will be in different media formats, like print, an online blog, audio slideshow, photos and video.
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