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Journalists killed in Yemen since 1992

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Collapse of state institutions leaves Yemeni journalists vulnerable

April 24, 2017 5:40 PM ET

A journalist dies mysteriously in Yemen after receiving threats because of his work, and the resulting autopsy raises more questions than answers. A columnist in the same country is sentenced to death on espionage charges in an opaque trial....

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Journalist killings ease from record highs as murders down, combat deaths up

December 19, 2016 12:00 AM ET

Deadly violence against the media eased in 2016 from recent record levels as the number of journalists singled out for murder declined. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser and Elisabeth Witchel...

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At least one Yemeni journalist taken captive by Houthi forces

February 19, 2016 4:08 PM ET

New York, February 19, 2016 - Pro-Houthi forces took journalist Abdallah al-Minefi from his home in the city of Dhamar, roughly 50 miles south of Sanaa, late on Thursday, his employer reported. His current location is unknown....

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Yemeni journalist killed in Taiz

February 17, 2016 4:55 PM ET

Embed from Getty Images Heavily damaged buildings are shown in the Yemeni city of Taiz on February 12, 2016. New York, February 17, 2016--Armed men in the central Yemeni city of Taiz fatally shot Ahmed al-Shaibani on Tuesday, according to his colleagues and employers....

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CPJ urges full, independent investigation into killing of journalists in Yemen

February 2, 2016 5:42 PM ET

New York, February 2, 2016 - Investigations into the killing in Yemen of journalists and other civilians in airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition should be thorough and impartial, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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A home is damaged by fighting in the Yemeni city of Taiz, May 25, 2015 (Reuters).

Two journalists missing, believed abducted in Yemen

January 21, 2016 2:57 PM ET

New York, January 21, 2016 - Two journalists and a driver have gone missing and are believed to have been abducted in the Yemeni city of Taiz, their respective employers reported today. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for their immediate release and for anyone with information on their...

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Freelance journalist killed by Saudi coalition airstrike in Yemen

January 19, 2016 3:54 PM ET

New York, January 19, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the killing of Almigdad Mojalli. The Yemeni freelance journalist was killed by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike outside the capital of Sanaa on Sunday morning while on assignment for Voice of America, the outlet reported this weekend....

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Syria, France most deadly countries for the press

December 29, 2015 12:01 AM ET

Of 69 journalists killed for their work in 2015, 40 percent died at the hands of Islamic militant groups such as Al-Qaeda and Islamic State. More than two-thirds of the total killed were singled out for murder. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser...

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Yemeni journalists: 'Our mouths are gagged'

August 14, 2015 1:00 PM ET

In March 2014, Sana'a University media student Hisham al-Yousifi stood next to Dar al-Hajar, a royal palace built on the precipice of a rock formation just outside the capital, and announced to the video camera, "Here, there are a lot of tourists!" But there were no tourists, just his...

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Freelance journalist Casey Coombs released by Yemen rebels

June 1, 2015 5:19 PM ET

New York, June 1, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release today of American freelance journalist Casey Coombs, who had been held by Houthi rebels for two weeks. Coombs, who has written for publications including Time and The Intercept, has arrived safely in Oman, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie...

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