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…

YEMEN - JOURNALISTES CONSTANTLY HARASSED AND ATTACKED

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 issued biannual report on Press Freedom in Yemen
Sana'a, 1 July 2012

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development in Yemen issued its biannual report on the Press Freedom situation in Yemen (January - June 2012) today in Sana'a.

This report covers the first half of this year 2012 with clear image of press freedom situation and accurate figures of monitored violations committed on media freedom and freedom of expression by different parties in Yemen, in which Freedom Foundation registered 126 violation cases in different levels targeted 267 victims of journalists and media.

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FF condemns attack on Munassar & express its concern about prosecutions

Sana’a 29 June 2012

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development (FF) has condemned the attack on the bureau chief of Al-Arabeya TV in  Sana'a, Hamoud Munassar, who was attacked by a university professor at the campus of Sana'a University last Thursday while he was preparing a TV report.

It further expresses concerns about the investigation orders of the Attorney-General against Yemen Today Newspaper, Braqish Net and Marib Press on ground of publishing articles about the presidential mosque event occurred last year.

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FF denounces attack on journalist of Marib Press
23 June 2012

Freedom Foundation for media freedoms, rights and development (FF) has expressed its deep concern about one-year imprisonment sentence against a reporter of Al-Masdar Newspaper, Majed Karot in a hearing that he was not informed about.

Karot said he was astonished when he knew that a court was holding a hearing on him, pointing out that he went to the court and found out that the judge had issued an imprisonment sentence against him.

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FF condemns one-year imprisonment sentence against Journalist
 June 2012

Freedom Foundation for media freedoms, rights and development (FF) has expressed its deep concern about one-year imprisonment sentence against a reporter of Al-Masdar Newspaper, Majed Karot in a hearing that he was not informed about.

Karot said he was astonished when he knew that a court was holding a hearing on him, pointing out that he went to the court and found out that the judge had issued an imprisonment sentence against him.

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OPEN LETTER FROM REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS TO THE YEMENI PRESIDENT
22 May 2012
Republic of Yemen - Sanaa
Paris, 21 May 2012


Dear President Hadi,

Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, wishes to inform you of its concerns over the proposed law on private radio and television broadcasting and electronic media, which is due for debate in the near future.


Indeed, several clauses in the bill are at odds with the Yemeni constitution as well as international undertakings signed and ratified by your country.

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Participants rejected the bill as it is a repressive legislation

 

Yemen : Freedom Foundation organizes seminar on the audiovisual bill

Sana'a 20 May 2012

Freedom foundation for media freedom, rights and development in Yemen organizes a seminar to discuss the Audiovisual Bill of Yemen,participated by elite of lawyers and senior journalists and media men from broadcasting media, and former journalists' chairman.

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Yemen: Freedom Foundation expresses its deep concern over the trial of AlJazeera TV correspondents
Sanaa, May 14, 2012

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development expresses its deep concern over the trial of AlJazeera TV correspondents in Yemen, Ahmed Al-Shalafi and Hamdi Al-Bokari, becauseof their professional working in media.

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Freedom Foundation launches a campaign to postpone discussion of broadcasting media bill and calls for more freedom law

Sunday, May 13, 2012 :


Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development in Yemen launched yesterday a campaign to stop discussion of the TV, Radio and  Internet bill, which the 

transitional Government plans to discuss it during the next sessions this month, in which this bill was drafted and rejected during the previous government since it is contains a lot of restrictions on media freedoms .

 

 Freedom Foundation sent a message to the Prime Minister Mohamed Salem Basendwah and to the Minister of Information Ali Alamrani, call on them to postpone the discussion of the bill of broadcasting media, in order to review it and advance its articles to grantee more media freedoms, to accommodate political developments and commensurate with the requirements of the current situation, before it is referred for discussion in the cabinet and then in the House of Representatives.

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On World Press Day, Freedom Foundation demands to end bans on newspapers, release journalists

 Sana’a, 03 May 2012:

Under the banner of  (Journalism: Right, Freedom and Responsibility), Freedom Foundation marked on Thursday the World Press Day, demanding the Yemeni authorities to end ban on Al-Ayyam Newspapers, release the journalist Abdul-Elah Haidar, give a higher ceiling of freedoms and end the state monopoly of radio and TV broadcasting.

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Freedom Foundation condemns incitements against Yemeni newspapers

Sana’a 29 April 2012

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development in Yemen has condemned incitement campaign against Al-Ahali and Akhbar Alyawm Newspapers by sources that they claimed they affiliate to the military institution.

The sources further accused journalists of cooperation with Al-Qaeda operatives.

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Freedom Foundation condemns attacks against journalists

Sana’a 28 April 2012

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development in Yemen has condemned the pursuit of the ournalist Mohmmad Al-Lawzi and the abduction of his son hours after armed men attacked another journalist, Khalid Raweh, director of Al-Jomhoria Newspaper branch in Hodeidah governorate on Thursday, April 26, 2012 .

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