Three months after the fall of Tripoli, life inLibya's capital is slowly returning to normal. Businesses have reopened, and traffic jams are replacing the huge crowds in what is now known as Martyr's Square. Producer Jomana Karadsheh spent many long days and nights covering Libya's revolution. She returned to the country recently, and sent us a BackStory documenting some of what’s changed.
BackStory fans know Jomana from her many on-air appearances; but she became even more familiar this summer, when she and Matthew Chance spent days trapped inside the Rixos Hotel. You can revisit those pieces here:
Tweeting from the Rixos – Matthew Chance's Tweets and live shots tell the story from inside the Rixos
Leaving the Rixos – Matthew, Jomana and the other journalists get out of the hotel
After the Rixos – The team reunites with the rest of the CNN crew, and goes on the air to talk about their experiences
After being held hostage for five days by Gadhafi gunmen in Tripoli's Rixos Hotel, Matthew Chance and producer Jomana Karadsheh were finally released, along with dozens of other international journalists. After the team left the Rixos, they talked about their experiences inside.
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