After Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from Libya in 2011, there was hope for a peaceful and democratic future in one of Africa's largest oil-producers.
Five years later, the country is divided among warring militias. Amid the power vacuum, the Islamic State has gained a foothold from which to launch terror attacks and human traffickers have made Libya a major transshipment point for migrants to Europe.
On this week's edition of Global Journalist, a look at how Libya came apart and how it may be put back together.
Our guests this week:
- Nancy Porsia, a journalist based in Libya and reported for a number of news outlets including Deutsche Welle and al-Jazeera.
- Mohamed Madi, a reporter for BBC News.
- Jason Pack, founder of Libya-Analysis.com and EyeOnISISinLibya.com.
- Mary Fitzgerald, a journalist who has reported on Libya for outlets including Foreign Policy and The Economist.