Oliver Holmes

Oliver Holmes, a freelance journalist, is a contributor to the CPJ Blog.

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Foreign journalists have privileges locals don't in Yemen

March 1, 2010 3:22 PM ET

It is possible that so-called “Christmas Day bomber” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab came to Yemen for Al-Qaeda terrorist training because it was out of the limelight. Until now, international media has sent in journalists intermittently to cover stories on Somali refugees or the Houthi rebellion in the North, but few foreign journalists are based here and the majority...

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Just off Freedom Square in Yemen

October 27, 2009 4:10 PM ET

Swathed in the traditional black face veil, or niqab, Yemeni women brandish banners with images of disappeared and imprisoned journalists. Every Tuesday, in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a, Tawakul Karman, chairwoman of Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC), leads these women into Freedom Square to demonstrate....

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