The Libya Herald
was launched on 17 February 2012, the first anniversary of the outbreak of the Libyan Civil War
, and currently publishes news through its website, though plans are in place to launch a print edition in the near future.
The Libya Herald was the initiative of Michel Cousins, a British journalist raised in Libya who has worked in the Arab world for much of his career.
Cousins co-founded the paper together with Sami Zaptia, a Libyan journalist who worked for the state-owned Tripoli Post
for ten years but resigned upon the outbreak of the Libyan Civil War
, frustrated at the Gaddafi
regime's strict censorship.