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Journalist dies soon after release from Houthi detention

June 12, 2018 12:33 PM ET

New York, June 12, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the UN Security Council to investigate the case of a Yemeni journalist who died from torture while detained by Houthi rebels, according to Nabil Alosaidi, co-chair of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate....

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One journalist killed and three injured in Yemen missile attack

April 13, 2018 5:25 PM ET

Washington, D.C., April 13, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a missile attack that killed a journalist and injured three others in Yemen today. Abdullah al-Qadry, a photographer and camera operator for the privately owned station Belqees TV, died from injuries while covering clashes in Bayda province, according to...

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Gunmen abduct at least seven from Yemen media foundation

March 26, 2018 1:19 PM ET

New York, March 26, 2018 -Yemeni authorities should investigate an attack on a media foundation's offices and the abduction of at least seven people from the building, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Armed attackers on March 23 broke into the media foundation's Aden offices, where the daily...

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On International Women's Day, CPJ looks at threats women journalists face

March 7, 2018 4:47 PM ET

From imprisonment, sexual violence, cyber harassment, and even death, CPJ has documented threats faced by women journalists across the globe....

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Armed attackers set fire to Yemen media foundation printing press

March 6, 2018 5:36 PM ET

New York, March 6, 2018 - Yemeni authorities in Aden should investigate an attack on a media foundation's office and ensure that journalists working in areas under their control can operate freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Armed men raided the offices of al-Shomou Foundation...

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Yemen journalist arrested by government military forces

February 26, 2018 4:55 PM ET

New York, February 26, 2018--Yemeni authorities should immediately release Awad Kashmeem and stop arbitrarily detaining critical journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities on February 21 detained Kashmeem, the former governor of the board of directors for the government-aligned newspaper November 30, in Mokalla, Hadramout Province, according...

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Missile strike kills local Yemeni photographer

January 22, 2018 5:19 PM ET

New York, January 22, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the killing of Yemeni photographer Mohammad al-Qadasi in a missile strike allegedly by the Ansar Allah movement. Al-Qadasi, who worked for the privately owned Belqees TV station, was killed today in the Khayami area of Taiz governorate while on...

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Yemeni authorities force local Al Jazeera station to close

January 10, 2018 4:23 PM ET

New York, January 10, 2018--The Yemeni government should allow the Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera to immediately reopen its Taiz office, and permit journalists in Yemen to do their jobs unencumbered, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Soldiers acting on orders from the Taiz Governorate Security Committee closed the office...

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In Houthi-controlled Yemen, silence, exile, or detention; at least 13 journalists held

December 28, 2017 9:45 AM ET

Torture. Denial of medical care. Repeated interrogations and accusations of collaborating with enemies: Yemeni journalist Youssef Ajlan's story of his detention, which lasted over a year, hews closely to those of many journalists imprisoned for their work....

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Yemeni TV guards injured, others taken hostage by Houthi forces

December 6, 2017 11:15 AM ET

New York, December 4, 2017 -- Gunmen from the Ansar Allah movement, commonly known as the Houthis, on December 2 stormed the Sanaa headquarters of the television channel Yemen Today and detained the channel's employees, according to news reports. Mohammed Ghobari, a Reuters correspondent in Sanaa, told CPJ that...

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