FF Concludes TOT Training Course On Security and Safety of Journalists

FF Concludes TOT Training Course On Security and Safety of Journalists

A Training of Trainers (TOT) course in the field of security and safety of journalists was concluded on Wednesday evening Dec.17th in Sana’a, conducted by Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development in cooperation with the International Media Support (IMS), which targeted 10 trainees with various background and experiences in this field.The training course included trainers from…

FF Announces 3rd (Media Observatory) Report On Violations By Yemeni Media In November 2014

FF Announces 3rd (Media Observatory) Report On Violations By Yemeni Media In November 2014

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development issued the third report of (Media Observatory) project for media’s violations during November 2014, which revealed violations committed by various media outlets to varying levels.The report showed the…

FF Expresses Its Deep Concern on Journalists’ Safety In Yemen After Killing US Journalist, Somers

FF Expresses Its Deep Concern on Journalists’ Safety In Yemen After Killing US Journalist, Somers

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development expressed its concern for the journalists’ safety in Yemen, following the brutal murder of the American photojournalist Luke Somers, on Saturday December 6th 2014 in southern Shabwa province of Yemen. The brutal murder of Somers committed during a joint…

Freedom Foundation Condemns Violations on Journalists And Media In November 2014

Freedom Foundation Condemns Violations on Journalists And Media In November 2014

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development condemned violations on journalists, reporters and media outlets in a number of provinces during November 2014.Where the journalist Rashad Al-Sharabi…

FF Announces 1st and 2nd (Media Observatory) Reports of Violations Committed By Yemeni Media During September And October 2014

FF Announces 1st and 2nd (Media Observatory) Reports of Violations Committed By Yemeni Media During September And October 2014

  Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development in Sana’a announced the two reports of the first and second month for the (Media Observatory) project about the media violations for the professionalism, incitement, and hatred speech during September and October 2014. The report proved that the Yemeni media committed violations and practiced breaches and some outlets performance was inciting , fueling the conflict and spreading the hate speech and violence culture, through its news and information presented to the audience.…

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Freedom Foundation condemns kidnapping of 5 journalists in Marib and attacks on journalists in Sana’a and Aden

Sana’a (Friday, 05/17/2013):

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development warned of continuing the detention of 

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5 journalists who were kidnapped last Wednesday by armed tribesmen in Serwah district, in the province of Mareb.

It also condemned the threat and attack on the crew of (Al Jazeera Mubasher) TV and cameraman of (Yemen Shabab) TV by policemen in the capital Sana’a, as well as the attack on the house of the news director of Aden Radio.

Freedom Foundation has informed that 5 journalists were kidnapped last Wednesday evening, in Serwah district, in the province of Mareb, as they were heading through it toward Mahrah province in a journalistic mission, 2 of them were freed on Friday.  

They cannot be reached through their mobile phones, as tribesmen shifting them from a place to another, between time to another.

Journalists who were kidnapped are: Yassin Alzikri, Ibrahim al-Ashmori, Ahmed al-Shamiri, Noman al-Asbahi (freed) and TV cameraman, Mohammed al-Shamiri (freed). They were taken by tribal kidnappers to an unknown location in Serwah district as hostages for pushing the government to implementing the tribesmen demands.

As well as , The TV cameraman of (Yemen Shabab), Yusuf al-Qarah has been beaten on Monday (5/13/2013) by Central Security soldiers while covering the incident of military jet crashed in the 50-street in Beit Baus area, south of the capital Sana’a.

In a report to Freedom Foundation, al-Qarah confirmed that as he was filming the wreckages of crashed military aircraft (sukhoi-22 ) in Beit Baus area south of the capital Sana’a, one of security soldiers has beaten him with sticks on his right hand and thigh, and he prevented him to continue filming and expelled him from the site of the incident.

As well as, the transmitter engineer of (Al Jazeera Mubasher TV) ,Ali Muharram has been subjected to the attack, pointing the gun at his face and cutting transmitter cables by central security soldiers .The broadcasting (SNG) vehicle was also sprayed with water from one of the fire trucks as well as TV cameramen Ahmed al-Khadher and Ali Mansour, as well as Al Jazeera News TV cameraman, Mujib Sowaileh have been beaten during their media coverage of the incident of crashed military jet, the soldiers shot in the air to force them to get out of the scene.

As well as, the house of Adel Muhsen Ali al-Dhalei, the political programs and news director in Aden Radio, was attacked and shot in Khor Maksar area, in the city of Aden.

Al-Dhalei confirmed that masked soldiers riding a military vehicle, with civilian clothes, had early Wednesday (May 8 2013) attacked his house, broken doors and shot at him, causing a state of terror and fear in his family and neighbors. They also kidnapped a neighbor who’s tried to intervene to stop this action.

Freedom Foundation is demanding rapid release of the three-kidnapped journalists in Mareb and appeals local authorities, concerned parties and tribal leaders in the governorate of Mareb to do their best and intervene to release the  journalists. 
Freedom Foundation is also demanding to deter attackers of journalists and violators of media freedom, and to put an end for the phenomenon of violation on media, which is getting wider recently. It also demands to hold the perpetrators of these violations accountable and bring justice for the victims. It urges to secure the safety of journalists and to address the root reasons behind the phenomenon of impunity.
Finally, Freedom Foundation expresses its solidarity with the kidnapped journalists and with all journalists and media workers who have been subjected to attacks and threats while performing their professional duty under these unsafe conditions in Yemen.

 

 

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