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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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.

Three skills journalists should learn in 2013


by Margaret Looney

Journalists jotting down New Year’s resolutions should include a plan to improve their skills--or even learn a few new ones. Like a Swiss Army knife, journalists today need to be multifunctional.

The Report By Khaled Al-hammadi Makes Yemen President Angry

Yemen: political fears that Hadi repeats scenario of “Ruling Family” after assignation of 182 military commanders closing to him in 10 months
Sana’a ( al-Quds al-Arabi) from Khaled al-Hammadi

Many of the political sources revealed its annoyance from the new policy of Yemen president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in the appointment of military commanders in the army and security forces. Which is limited to his tribal area in Abyan province since he came to power early last year. It is  the same reasons that ousted his predecessor, 

Defense Ministry Statement Against AL-HAMMADI

An official military source refutes allegations of al-Hammadi in Alquds Alarabi newspaper 

Tuesday, January 08 - 2013 at 08 P.M. (26 September Net) the mouth piece of the defense ministry:

Tuesday, January 08 - January 2013 at 08 P.M. (26 Sptember Net):


 An official military source has denounced what came in the article of Alquds Alarabi newspaper  published on Sunday 6 - January 2013 by Khaled al-Hammadi, the correspondent of Alquds Alarabi , in which he  tried to minimize the importance of the strong effort of the president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to bring Yemen out of its crisis and  restore cohesion and national unity of the armed forces on a national basis.

News providers decimated in 2012

 Deadliest year for journalists  since Reporters Without Borders began producing its annual roundup in 1995

 2012 in numbers 

88    journalists killed (+33%) 
879  journalists arrested 1993 journalists threatened or physically attacked 
38   journalists kidnapped 
73   journalists fled their country 
6    media assistants killed 
47  netizens and citizen-journalists killed 
144  bloggers and netizens arrested 
Is there a place for female journalists in Yemen?


By Zainab Sultan Sun, 09/12/2012


Women in Yemen are work at newspapers, TV channels and even radio stations . (AFP)

 Her ambition, confidence and passion set her apart from her male colleagues.  She is the only female editor in Yemen today and the runs the country’s first and most widely read independent English-language newspaper, the Yemen Times.

Kidnapped, threatened and beaten, but still committed to speaking the truth


By Tawfil Al-Himyaree  05/12/2012


An anti-regime demonstration in Yemen. Credit: AFP

In Yemen, the revolution was not a quick fix but a protracted process riddled with challenges and hurdles. It saw journalists facing tough tests to convey the truth and report on events. 


Press Freedom in Yemen: Through the Looking Glass


Sun, 09/12/2012


Nadia Al-Sakkaf is the editor in chief of The Yemen Times independent newspaper and radio. She is also a member of the preparatory committee for the National Dialogue Conference leading the way for Yemen's political transition.  Here she talks to DCMF about her thoughts on the future of media in Yemen, its importance to the political development in the country, and the work of women journalists.

The Odyssey of foreign journalists in Yemen


By Benoit Pringuet  04/12/2012


Local and foreign correspondents reporting on political uprisings in Yemen. Credit : AFP


Before the Arab Spring, the few media outlets that talked about Yemen used negative terms related to the presence of extremist militants on the ground. The uprising which started in January 2011 generated new interest on the country, and attracted more attention from international media.

Press freedom in the shifting Yemeni media landscape


By Peter Townson  Mon, 10/12/2012


Yemen's media landscape has changed dramatically in the past year, but many challenges remain                                                                                  

 Yemen’s media landscape is changing rapidly.  With the revolution which led to the overthrowing of President Ali Abdullah Saleh came a wave of optimism and anticipation for freer and more diverse media, and increasing numbers of television channels and news website have been established since the departure of the Saleh regime.



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