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 launches project of (Advancing Media Training) in collaboration with the Canada Fund

Sana’a (30 March 2013):


Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development launched today the project of (Advancing Media Training) to be implemented in collaboration with the Canada Fund for local initiatives.

 The president of Freedom Foundation, the journalist Khaled al-Hammadi said “This project came in response to the provision of certain equipment necessary for the media training center in Freedom Foundation, to become an excellent center for the media development”. “It aimed to raise the level of performance of media development program, which is implemented by the Foundation through collaboration with its international partners, and which aims to raise the professional level of media workers and strengthens media freedoms and the development of media training according to modern standards” he added.  


Freedom Foundation concluded a training course on Monitoring and Advocacy in Sana’a


Sana’a  (Thursday, March 28, 2013):


Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development concluded on Thursday a training course on (Monitoring and Advocacy) organized by the
Freedom Foundation in Sana’a over three days, in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union in Yemen, and conducted by the international expert and trainer, Susanna Inkinen, who has supervised the formation of several units of monitoring and advocacy in many countries. 
This training course was attended by 27 participants of journalists from the capital Sana'a and other 17 governorates. This training course included training on many practical skills and discussions of the risks faced by the Yemeni Journalists and establish practical steps to overcome them with taking advantage of experiences of other countries similar to media freedom situation in Yemen.


Freedom Foundation launches project of (Media Freedom: Monitoring and Advocacy), which lasts for 2 years with European Union Funding


Sana’a (March 25, 2013):

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development launched today the project of (Media Freedom: Monitoring and Advocacy) in the capital Sana’a, which lasts two years, with the funding of the European Union mission in Yemen.
At the inauguration ceremony, the President of Freedom Foundation, the journalist, Khaled al-Hammadi described the project and said "the goal of project is to monitor and document violations, provide legal support and advocacy to journalists and support media freedom professionally and legally". He explained that the project includes 7 training courses in the field of monitoring and documentation of media violations, and advocacy, in the field of professional safety, as well as in the field of media development. 

Freedom Foundation condemns attack on journalist Ahmed al-Wali

Sana’a (Saturday,09,03,2013)

Freedom Foundation for media freedoms, rights and development  condemned the  beating assault on the representative of al-Masdar newspaper , Ahmed al-Wali  and  confiscation of his journalistic tools by a number of central security soldiers.
In a statement to Freedom Foundation, Ahmed al-Wali confirmed that at twelve o'clock afternoon and while covering a demonstration of the Interior Ministry Staff  in front of the police academy in downtown Sana’a ,he got surprised that  five soldiers of the Central Security beaten him severely with AK47 butts and confiscated the TV camera and verbally abused him.

Freedom Foundation condemns attack on Daghshar and his house in Sana’a

Thursday (28 February 2013):

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development strongly condemned the attack on Vice editor-in-chief of Yemen Nation website, the journalist, Hamud Ali Daghshar,and condemned the attempt to storm his house by thugs (Balatijah) loyal to the former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sana’a.
In a statement, Daghshar confirmed that at half past twelve afternoon, while passing in the sixty street in the center of the capital Sana’a, along with his children, a group of thugs (Balatijah),
returning from the event called by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the Seventy Square on Wednesday, have distributed and put pictures of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh on cars passing in the sixty street.

Freedom Foundation declares the Annual Report of Media Freedom in Yemen-2012

Sana’a (Saturday 23, February 2013)

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development issued its first Annual Report on Media Freedom in Yemen in a press conference held on Saturday in the office of Freedom Foundation in Sana’a.

The president of the Freedom Foundation Khaled al-Hammadi said “Huge efforts were exerted to implement this report about the media freedom situation in Yemen in an objective manner and to provide accurate data and information.

The report is divided into three chapters that are (Introduction to the Freedom Foundation, Activities of the Freedom Foundation in 2012 and violations against the media freedom), including summary tables of violations cases that reached to 260 cases, targeted 432 victims from all kinds of media men.

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Freedom Foundation condemns the murder of Al-SHABI, demanding the authority to disclose the circumstances of his killing


Sana’a 22 February 2013


Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development condemned the murder of the southern journalist, Wajdi al-Shabi on Thursday night in mysterious circumstances in Aden city.

 Freedom Foundation have been informed from a source of the family of the journalist Wajdi al-Shabi, in Aden, that he was killed by masked gunmen dressing civilian clothes, they broke into his home in Aden and started to shoot him until he fell dead with his companion who was killed beside him.

 The source stated that al-Shabi was killed in mysterious circumstances without knowing the reasons behind his murder; the security services neither reveal the mystery that surrounded this murder nor those behind the killing.

Attacks and censorship erode press freedom worldwide

New York, February 14, 2013 An unprecedented rise in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned in the past year coupled with restrictive legislation and state censorship is jeopardizing independent reporting in many countries, according to Attacks on the Press, a yearly assessment of global press freedom released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
"When journalists are silenced, whether through violence or laws, we all stand to lose because perpetrators are able to obscure misdeeds, silence dissent, and disempower citizens," said CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney. "The battle to control information is an assault on public accountability that cannot go unchallenged. Governments must prosecute perpetrators and stop those seeking to incapacitate public oversight by blunting critical and probing reporting."



2012 ­– Year Two of the new Arab world

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“Arab spring” uprisings caused a lot of movements in the Press Freedom Index in 2011 and the situation was still very mixed in 2012, with countries where governments have fallen, countries where they still survive but are facing uprisings, and countries where, by dint of compromises and promises, they have managed to assuage the demands for change.

Syria and Bahrain at the bottom of the index

Syria is ranked 176th in the index, fourth from last. Of all the ranked countries, it is the one that saw the most attacks on freedom of information. Journalists are targeted by all the parties to the conflict – the regular army and the various opposition factions – who are waging an information war.


FF condemns Madabesh’s trail & it files a lawsuit against Defense Ministry


Sana’a (16 February 2013):

 Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development condemned the lawsuit filed by Yemeni Government against the editor-in-chief of news website (al-Tagheer Net), Arafat Madabesh, because of publishing an article on irregularities in the generating of electric power.

In a statement to Freedom Foundation, Madabesh confirmed that he received a summon from the prosecution of press and publications in Sana’a, where he attended on Saturday and has been interrogated about the lawsuit of the government.

 Madabesh clarified that the Prime Minister, Mohammed Salem Basendwah, Electric power Minister Saleh Sumai  and Finance Minister Sakhr al-Wajeeh have filed a lawsuit against him because of 


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