FF Reports 10 Violations of Media and Concerns on Escalating Attacks on Journalists

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 a week exceeding  10 cases of violations committed by unidentified gunmen and others byfamous judicial and political figures.

Freedom Foundation Condemns Threats to Burn (al-Share’) Newspaper ....

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…

FF Concludes an Advanced training in Vocal Skills for Broadcasters from 10 TV Channels.

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…

 Freedom Foundation’s president selected as member of steering committee

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 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…

FF welcomes the release of journalist Shaye

FF welcomes the release of journalist Shaye

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

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Freedom Foundation condemns attack on crews of Aljazeera and Sky News Arabia in Aden

Sana’a (Saturday 27 April 2013): 
Freedom Foundation for media freedoms, rights and development condemned the attack targeted the crews of Aljazeera network and Sky News Arabia TV channels on Saturday morning in the province of Aden. 
Freedom Foundation received a statement from its reporter in Aden confirming that the cameraman of Aljazeera news, Samir al-Nemri and the correspondent of (Aljazeera Net),Yasser Hassan, have been attacked by severe beating and confiscating TV camera , as well as attempted attack on the crew of Sky News Arabia by raising the daggers on them and harass them during their journalism coverage of an big rally organized by Southern Movement in Khormaksar district, in the city of Aden.


In contacts with Freedom Foundation, al-Nemri clarified that he was 
wounded by 
bruises in different parts of his body, and he was taken by unknown persons to an unknown place in Crater district. They have been investigated him there and forcibly taken his TV camera, job ID and some money, then released him. 
Other persons have tried to attack Aljazeera female correspondent, Miss. Safa Karman, in the same area in where Southern Movement was organizing their event, she run away with the help of other journalists. 
For his part, Yasser Hassan has been subjected to a strong blow in one of his eyes and others in the nose and head, resulting in bleeding and evacuating to the hospital in the city of Aden.
In the meantime, Sky News correspondent, Mohammed al-Kadhi said that he and TV cameraman have been subjected to an attempt attack by raising daggers, arbitrary harassment and very troublesome investigations that prevent him from journalistic coverage by several groups affiliating to the Southern Movement. 
As Freedom Foundation is condemning these attacks targeted media crews in the city of Aden, which is considered a violation of media, it is calling to bring safety for journalists to carry out their mission in covering events and practicing their work freely, and to play their role in bring the truth to the audience. 
As well as, Freedom Foundation demanded the security authorities and the local authority in Aden to take strong action against 
attackers and put an end to the ongoing violations, which has come just days after the warn of the danger on in the province of Aden, launched by Freedom Foundation.
Freedom Foundation calls upon human rights organizations and stakeholders of media freedoms to do their duty in the advocacy and defense of journalists, because of violations targeted them, and promote the media freedoms and rights in Aden.

 

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