FAQs

 
When was Libya Monitor launched?
The site was originally called The Libya Report and was launched in May 2012. In October 2013 we rebranded and relaunched the site as Libya Monitor. It is owned and managed by Frontier, a UK-based company that was established in 2008. 
 
What makes Libya Monitor different from other sites?
Our team has worked in Libya since 2008 and has a strong understanding of the business environment both before and after 2011. Our Libyan and international staff have worked in different regions of the country and across various sectors.
 
The site contains archived news and analysis from 2009-10, when Frontier produced weekly economic and business briefings on Libya. The majority of these articles are included in the Libya Report with the 'ARCHIVE' prefix.
 
Our company and ministries database is constantly being expanded and company details are verified by us directly. Subscribers have access to a large amount of information not available from other sources.
 
Our on-the-ground presence in Libya means we are in touch with current developments and can conduct interviews and monitor events closely. 
 
Are you linked to any other organisations or governments?
No. Libya Monitor is wholly independent, privately-owned, and its management have no links to any religious, social or political organisations in Libya or overseas. 
 
How can we get full access to the content on Libya Monitor?
Our full content is accessible through a paid subscription, available on a yearly or six-month basis, or alternatively you can purchase news and tenders on a weekly basis.
 
 
 
Why should I buy a subscription?
A subscription to the Libya Monitor is an invaluable tool to help you to find clients or suppliers in Libya, identify potential business partners, monitor developments in a particular sector, conduct market research, monitor new tenders and navigate the business landscape in Libya.
 
How much does it cost?
 
Subscription costs are as follows:
Annual single-user license £650 (LD1,300)
6-month single-user license £450 (LD900)
Additional user £120 (LD240)
10+ user package or IP-level access Contact us
 
These costs do not include VAT, which will be added where applicable.
 
How can we pay for a subscription?
The easiest way to pay for subscriptions is by bank transfer. When you send us an order request, you will receive an invoice that will include our bank details. When we receive payment, your account will be activated. Alternatively we accept payment by cash or cheque.
 
What is your weekly newsletter?
Our free weekly brief is published on Mondays and sent to our mailing list in Libya and overseas. It contains headlines of all the week's main news stories, plus that week's new tenders and upcoming events listings. To receive the newsletter, simply Register your details with us. 
 
Our weekly content is available to purchase: please see our Newsletters section for past content.
 
Do you cover Libyan politics or social issues?
Only if they relate specifically to the economy and the business environment.
 
What do 'ARCHIVE' news articles mean?
These refer to articles that we published in our previous news briefings between 2009 and February 2011. 
 
What information is included in the company directory?
We add as much information as possible for each company, and in each case we check the details with the company. The vast majority of company profiles include an address, phone and fax numbers, website, an outline of products and services, the names of companies represented in Libya, and the name of a General Manager or equivalent. The profiles of some larger Libyan companies may include financial statements or details on assets, number of employees, oilfields under management, parent companies, and a brief background.
 
Many local and foreign companies have not yet resumed full operations in Libya following the 2011 conflict, meaning that details are subject to change. Similarly, the future of many government companies, bodies and funds remains unclear.
 
Our Libya company directory is continually being expanded and updated. If you would like to make your company profile available to our subscribers, then please fill in this form.
 
Is your editorial content influenced by advertising?
No, our business model is subscription-based and we provide unbiased content to our readers. We may feature advertising on our website or in our newsletter, but this does not influence our editorial content. 
 
What if I need more detailed research?
Frontier can offer customized reports and consultancy for those seeking more detailed research on different areas of the Libyan economy. Visit our Research section for more information and contacts.
 
Is your content available in Arabic?
Sorry, the site is only published in English. However we are able to translate material into Arabic upon request, and also to produce bespoke research in Arabic.
 
More help
If you have any other questions, please contact our Customer Service team at sales@libyamonitor.com