We’re proud to announce that Mads Nissen has won Poyi Award – News Picture Story with his work about the Libyan Revolution.
In February 2011, the Arab Spring spreads to Libya. For over forty years, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has ruled the country with an iron fist and kept the oil rich country‚Äôs wealth to himself and a narrow elite. Following uprisings in the cities of Tobruk and Benghazi a bloody struggle against the regime begins. Shortly after, an international coalition lead by NATO decides to intervene to protect the civilian population from violence caused by pro-Gaddafi troops. The revolution comes to an end in early October when Gaddafi is captured and killed close to his hometown Sirte.