Society, Media & Culture
Libya’s population is largely homogenous, with an overwhelmingly Arab community, in addition to small minorities of Berbers, Tuareg and Toubou – who formed the original inhabitants pushed out by the arrival of Arab conquerors in the 7th century CE. The Arab culture subsequently became dominant. In many aspects, Libya is a traditional society. Culturally, Libya forms part of a larger region. During the four decades of dicatorship under the Gaddafi regime, writers, journalists and artists were severely restricted in their freedom of expression. After the fall of the regime the new found freedom was fully embraced.
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