Houthi Rebels stormed the HQ of several TV channels in Sana'a and blocked many news websites

Houthi Rebels stormed the HQ of several TV channels in Sana'a and blocked many news websites

The Houthi militia stormed on Thursday the headquarters of most Yemeni TV channels in Sanaa and looted its equipment as well as blocked many news websites, in an unprecedented campaign against the local media in Yemen.

Yemen: Houthi rebels threatens to shut down opposing media condemns them

Yemen: Houthi rebels threatens to shut down opposing media condemns them

Yemeni Houthi rebels threatened that it would take (deterrent and strict measures) against media that are contrary to the rebellious tendencies and oppose its policies.…

FF strongly condemns the murder of journalist Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani

FF strongly condemns the murder of journalist Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development strongly condemned the assassination of prominent journalist Abdul Karim Mohammed al-Khaiwani (50 years) by unidentified gunmen in Sanaa on Wednesday, March 18 / 2015.Freedom Foundation informed from many sources that…

Houthi Militias loots equipment and printing machines of Al-Shomo’ Press Corop. after a month of storming its HQ in Sanaa and committed many attacks on media freedom

Houthi Militias loots equipment and printing machines of Al-Shomo’ Press Corop. after a month of storming its HQ in Sanaa and committed many attacks on media freedom

Houthi militias looted printing machines, equipment, cash amounts and row materials of the private Al-Shomo’ publishing corporation in Sana’a, which publishing many daily and weekly newspapers. This incident comes after a month of storing the Head Quarters of the Al-Shomo’ corp. in Yemeni capital Sana’a and a series of Houthi attacks on media and journalists during the past month.

25 Attacks on Journalists on Sunday & Monday out of 49 Violation Since 1st January

25 Attacks on Journalists on Sunday & Monday out of 49 Violation Since 1st January

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development in Yemen documented 25 attacks on journalists during Sunday and Monday (25 and 26 January 2015) in the capital Sana’a, out of the total 49 violation cases…

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FF monitored 57 violations on media freedom, 112 victims in the third quarter of 2012
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Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development has revealed that violations against media freedom are on the rise during the third quarter of this year, (July –August- September 2012), which confirms that the status of press freedoms in Yemen still faces a real threat.

The Freedom Foundation mentioned that it recorded dozens of violations against press freedom in the Yemeni arena during the third quarter of this year through the monitoring unit and advocacy of the Foundation. The number of cases recorded is 57, involving 112 victims of journalists and various media outlets.

The Foundation explained that the violations during this period included the attacks on some media organizations, and some journalists' houses that have been attacked or threatened with bombing, in order to silence them and attempt to hide the truth.

The violations against journalists have lessened numerically during the third quarter of this year, compared to what happened during the six months that preceded it, but some of the recent violations were serious, noted the foundation.

The monitoring process during the third quarter of this year presented an unsettling picture of the status of media freedom in Yemen due to conducting violations by various parties, which revealed that the status of media freedoms in Yemen is still in danger.

Freedom Foundation confirmed that the status of media freedom is still worrying, after not taking any deterrent measures against the perpetrators of violations against media freedoms, the fact that justice did not take its natural course in punishing the perpetrators or giving them deterrent penalty, which encourages them to continue to commit abuses and undermine the rights and press freedoms.

It explained that most violations against journalists are represented by attempted murder, physical assault, criminal prosecution of journalists, and bomb threats on media headquarters.

Some journalists were exposed to beating, physical assault and detention like Mohammed Ghazwan, a reporter in al-Share'a newspaper, Fayed Dahhan, correspondent of Yemen Shabab TV, Benjamin Wiacek, correspondent of France 24 TV, and Mahmoud Al-Zaleai, cameraman of Al-Sahat TV.

There also media figures who were exposed to assassination attempts like Yahya al-Arasi, press secretary to the President Abdrabbo Hadi, and Information Minister Ali al-Amrani was also targeted by an assassination attempt, in addition to Wajdi al-Sha'abi,  journalist of Aden Online.

There also journalists who faced trials like Mohammed Ayesh, editor-in-chief of al-Ola newspaper, Hisham Bashraheel (passed away), editor-in-chief of al-Ayyam newspaper and Abdulmalek Al Fohaidi, editor-in-chief of al-Motamar net news website, and Abdullah al-Hadhrami, editor-in-chief of Yemen today newspaer, and writer and novelist Abdul-Karim Alrazehi, and Suhail TV channel in Sana'a has also been threatened to blow up its headquarters.

President of Freedom Foundation, journalist Khaled al-Hammadi said that in spite of political openness and an atmosphere of general freedom that enhanced significantly as well as the popular and official attention and support for media freedoms, but the abuses against media freedoms did not stop and put an end to the targeting of journalists, reinforcing the impression that the media scene and the field of journalism in Yemen is still threatening and dangerous.

Al-Hammadi explained that he was aspiring to change this negative situation for the development of media freedoms in the country during the current era now, as a positive produce for the popular revolution. "But the violations varied by multiple perpetrators from various parties that has reached to six notably al-Houthi group, factions of the southern movement, followers of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, tribesmen, soldiers of the First Armored Division and security men," he added.

Al-Hammadi extended an invitation to President AbdRabbo Mansour Hadi, the government and all stakeholders to carry out their responsibilities to protect media freedom and put an end to violations against journalists and media.


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