(Ecofin Agency) - The agreement between Libya's two sides has more than political consequences. The conflict had led to the division of the national news agency (LANA) and a dichotomy in the coverage of events by the public media. This issue is being resolved.
In Libya, the national news agency (LANA) has been reunited after it was split in two for six years. This was disclosed by the Libyan Media Corporation, the State entity handling all official state media.
The agency was split in 2014 after the coup that sent the interim government fleeing to eastern Libya - the region hosting the newly elected parliament.
LANA’s split caused a divergence of official narratives in Libya. On every event, reports from the agency representing the government in Tripoli and those of the government that fled to the east of the country clashed.
With the political reunification that took place on March 15 with the swearing-in of the Parliament of the national unity government, the official stories will now come from a single source. This should prevent any disruption of social cohesion that may arise due to conflicting messages.