FF Foundation Launches Training Course on Newspapers Layout for staff of Faculty ...

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development started today a training course in the professional newspapers layout at Sana’a University, which will last for a week and held in collaboration with the International Media Support (I.M.S).This training course is targeting the teaching assistants,…

FF Demands Parliament to Quickly Discuss Media Audiovisual Bill & Condemns Attacks ..

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development demanded the Yemeni Parliament to quickly discuss the media audiovisual bill and also condemned attacks on 6 journalists, in addition to two attacks on media headquarters, where these violation cases occurred in the capital Sana’a and in the provinces of Hodeidah, Hajjah, Al-Ghaydah city in Al-Mahrah. Freedom Foundation has been informed by a…


Reporters Without Borders:Two years after Abd Rab Mansour Hadi became president, the situation of freedom of information in Yemen continues to be very worrying, especially as regards violence against media personnel. With the help of reporting by the Freedom Foundation, a Yemeni NGO,…

FF and SANAD Network Strongly Condemn attack On Al-Arabiya’s Crew ...

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development and SANAD network (Network of defenders of media freedom in the Arab World) have strongly condemned the physical attack, defamation, inciting, media coverage prevention of Al-Arabiya TV crew and confiscating the channel’s camera, today morning by the officers and soldiers…

FF Launches 2013 Media Freedom Report, Press Freedom Award And Documentary Film (Pen ... Bullets)

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development launched the second annual report of the media freedom 2013, the award for press freedom and the documentary film (Pen ... Pullets) in the presence of the Human Rights Minister, Hooriah Mashoor, the ambassador of the European Union in Yemen Bettina Muscheidt and the Resident…

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Freedom Foundation Condemns Attacks on 8 Journalists and Burning a Distribution Car of Two Newspapers

Sana’a (Saturday, October 5, 2013):

 Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development condemned attacks on 

eight journalists and cameramen, as well as shooting on the distributor and distribution vehicle and burning it in the provinces of Aden , Hajjah, Hodeidah , Mareb and the capital Sana’a.

Freedom Foundation strongly condemned violations by confiscating and burning copies of Arabic (Akhbar Alyawm ) and English (Yemen Fox) newspapers on early Saturday, and distributor and driver of distribution car were attacked by shooting at them and wounding the distributor, and then burning the distribution car according to a report sent to Freedom Foundation by al-Shomo’ Journalism Establishment, which is issuing these two newspapers.  

Demands a Quick Action to Release US Photojournalist

Freedom Foundation Reports 10 Violations against Media and Concerns on Escalating Attacks on Journalists in Yemen

 Sana'a (Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013):

 Freedom Foundation for media freedom ,rights and development condemned violations against a number of journalists in Yemen this week, including a US photojournalist, Luke Somers. 

Theseviolations vary between kidnapping, detention, trial and various attacks occurred inside the secretariatof the capital Sana'a and in provinces of Dhamar, Taiz and Hodeidah, and the number of casesreported in

 24 SEPTEMBER 2013.

Yemenis have generally enjoyed more freedom of expression since Abd Rab Mansour Hadi succeeded 

Ali Abdullah Saleh as president in February 2012, but this progress has been accompanied by an increase in threats and violence against media personnel by the opposition and various armed groups.


Human Rights Watch:Yemen: Journalists Under Attack

Government Should Investigate Violence

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

(Sanaa) – A surge of attacks on journalists since a new president took office in Yemen

may overwhelm the recent progress toward freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. While the government of President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi has eased controls on the media as part of broader human rights reforms, it has neither denounced nor prosecuted harassment, threats and assaults by government and private actors against journalists, bloggers, and other critics.
The 45-page report, “A Life-Threatening Career’: Attacks on Journalists under Yemen’s New Government

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Freedom Foundation Condemns Threats to Burn (al-Share’) Newspaper, Detention of (al-Wahdawi) Editor and Attack on Cameraman of (Suhail TV)

 Sana’a ( Saturday, 09/14/2013 ):

Freedom Foundation for Media Freedom, rights and development condemned the threats to 

burn the office of al-Share’ Newspaper, and the detention of editor-in-chief of al-Wahdawi Newspaper, Adel Abbdu al-Mughni  by national security, as well as condemned the attack on the cameraman of Suhail TV, Nabeel Ahmad al-Kulaisi.


 In a report to Freedom Foundation, al-Share’ Newspaper confirmed receiving frequent contacts from an unidentified person demanding the newspaper to “stop the publication of any news about al-Qaeda and Saudi Arabia, or he will burn the newspaper office with those people who are inside " as he said . The contacts were from two different phone numbers that are :(700845860) and ( 02 / 505 366 ) .




Freedom Foundation Concludes an Advanced training in Vocal Skills for Broadcasters from 10 TV Channels

Sana’a (Thursday, August 29, 2013):

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development concluded today the advanced training course on

 (Vocal Skills for Broadcasters) for 22 broadcasters and presenters from 10 state-owned and private TV stations and Sana'a radio, which lasted for 5 days and carried out in collaboration with the European Union mission in Yemen.

This intensive training course is delivered by the professional trainer in the field of vocal skills for presenters at the Aljazeera TV network and Aljazeera media training center in Doha, Qatar Mr. Salem Hussein al-Jahwashi.

Yemeni journalist Shaye appeals for the release of kidnapped Dutch journalist Judith Spiegel

ANAA (Monday, July 29, 2013):

Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye appealed for immediate release for Dutch Judith Spiegel and her husband, who were kidnapped in June 2013 from their residential area, in the Yemeni capital Sana’a.

Shaye said in his first appearance to media at the office of Freedom Foundation in Sana’a, following his release from prison, where he spent 3 years "I am calling on the kidnappers to release Judith immediately and should not remain in abduction, either with her husband or alone”.  

Freedom Foundation’s president selected as member of steering committee

Doha Centre for Media Freedom Media & Information Literacy Expert Meeting Announced steering Committee In the Arab Region


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 The formation of a steering committee comprised of between six and ten MIL experts, which will be responsible for developing and sharing ideas and programmes for developing MIL in the Arab region.
This committee would also be responsible for attending international events and networking on behalf of educators in the region.

Responsibilities of the Steering Committee:

1.Responsible for developing and sharing ideas and programmes for developing MTL in the Arab region.

Freedom Foundation welcomes the release of journalist Shaye and considered it a victory for media freedoms

Sanaa (Tuesday, 23 July 2013):

 Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development welcomes the release of 

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Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye, on Tuesday evening, after an arbitrary arrest for three years.

 It takes this opportunity to congratulate Abdulelah Shaye and members of his family in particular and the media family in general in the occasion of release Shaye, which put an end to their suffering, which lasted a long time.

Urgent appeal

Dutch journalist who kidnapped in Yemen faces killing threat within days if no response for kidnapper’s conditions

Sana’a (16 July 2013):

Dutch journalist Judith Spiegel who kidnapped with her husband Boudewijn Berendsen by gunmen last June 2013


in Yemen is facing murder within days if the Dutch government and its embassy in Sana’a are not response to her kidnapper’s conditions.

 She confirmed this very serious threat in a video’s entreat in Dutch language, published on YouTube by the kidnappers as her first appearance in media since she was abducted in Yemeni capital Sana’a 5 weeks ago.

The video showed Spiegel with her husband in unknown place, with army blanket background. It seems to be filmed by mobile phone inside a cave as rock side of the picture appeared in the video. 

Freedom Foundation condemns assault and detention of al-Qadhi, threat of Arjan and renews its demand for Shaye release

Sana’a   (13 July, 2013):
Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development condemned bassam2the beating assault of journalist in Aden Alghad Bassam al-Qadhi and his detention for several hours by security officers at Sana’a International Airport.
In a report to Freedom Foundation, al-Qadhi confirmed that 8 of the national security and political security at Sana’a airport have forcibly arrested him on the plane board on Monday, July 8th, and he was interrogated in a humiliating and exasperating manner.


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