Al Kalima (Arabic: الكلمة, The Word) is an Arabic daily newspaper published in Libya. It is one of the newspapers established during or following the Libyan revolution which toppled Muammar Ghaddafi in 2011.[1][2]

Al Kalima
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Mohamed Elmozogi
Founded1 May 2011; 13 years ago (2011-05-01)
WebsiteAl Kalima

History and profile


Al Kalima was launched by Mohamed Elmozogi in May 2011.[3] The paper is headquartered in Benghazi.[4] It has 16 pages and is published in broadsheet format.[3] In June 2011, the circulation of the daily was about 4,000 copies.[3]

Al Kalima is one of the independent papers in Libya in that it does not represent and have affiliation with any political interest groups and parties.[5] The paper covers news and features and is much more professionally run in contrast to others in the country.[6][7] Amal Omar Shennib is among the frequent contributors.[6]


  1. ^ Ghassan bin Khalifa (8 October 2011). "After Gaddafi: The People's Makeover of Tripoli". Al Akhbar. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Focus on Libya". PRWeek Global Thinktank. Archived from the original on 26 October 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Michel Cousins (9 June 2011). "Libyan newspapers mushroom in an outpouring of pent-up frustration". Arab News.
  4. ^ "Benghazi brigade leaders refute allegations of involvement in assassinations". Libya Herald. 19 December 2012.
  5. ^ Anja Wollenberg; Jason Pack (2013). "Rebels with a pen: observations on the newly emerging media landscape in Libya". The Journal of North African Studies. 18 (2): 191–210. doi:10.1080/13629387.2013.767197. S2CID 145540678.
  6. ^ a b "For Amal, life (re)begins at 75". Shabab Libya. 22 October 2011. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013.
  7. ^ Florence Pichon (10 June 2011). "Arab Spring invigorates newspapers and journalism in the region".