INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Gadhafi seeks firm for peace event PR

TRIPOLI: The Libyan government is looking for a PR agency to help it capitalize on the climate of detente between Colonel Moammar Gadhafi’s regime and the West.

TRIPOLI: The Libyan government is looking for a PR agency to help it capitalize on the climate of detente between Colonel Moammar Gadhafi’s regime and the West.

TRIPOLI: The Libyan government is looking for a PR agency to help

it capitalize on the climate of detente between Colonel Moammar

Gadhafi’s regime and the West.



Gadhafi is hoping to secure a broad range of coverage for a special

meeting of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) being held in Libya

next month.



The meeting, which has peace-keeping and anti-terrorism measures on the

agenda, will be highlighted by appearances from various heads of state,

including South Africa president Thabo Mbeki.



Gadhafi is clearly hoping to use the event, which coincides with the

30th anniversary of the revolution that brought him to power, as a

platform to recraft Libya’s image in the eyes of the Western media and

encourage investment in his country.



A number of US and UK-based PR agencies have been approached to help

generate international coverage of the meeting. The Libyan government is

rumored to be pressing for live coverage of the event on CNN’s Larry

King Live.



Aside from UK public affairs agency Special Projects International

(which is coordinating a Libyan visit by a delegation of parliament

members on September 1), no agency has gone on the record as having

accepted work from the Libyan government.



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