Maryam Jamshidi


June 20, 2014

Freelance journalist Kahdija Ali was getting tired of the consistently disheartening stories surrounding Libya. So she took to Twitter and proposed that Libyans tell their side of the story and share what is beautiful about their country.

In response, the hashtag #MyLibya took off with images, stories, and memories. Some of this content was shared by Your Middle East: 

Ghada ‏@crystalclear80  #MyLibya our future:

Ayah Sasi‏ @Dernaweeya ”Mathrooda” a traditional dish from #Derna with a side of seasonal fruits from my grandfathers garden #MyLibya:

Gezlan Sahad @LibyanDuda Children playing Ghadafura Green Mountains #MyLibya

To see these images and more, click here for the story from Your Middle East.

Written by Sonja Trierweiler, social media specialist and blogger on the Middle East.