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Yemeni authorities arrest, release 3 journalists

August 23, 2019 4:00 PM ET

New York, August 23, 2019 -- Yemeni authorities should cease arresting journalists and making the dangerous work of Yemen’s press even more difficult, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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In Yemen, gunmen abduct former journalist Abdel Hafiz al-Samadi

August 9, 2019 11:56 AM ET

Gunmen in civilian clothing abducted Abdel Hafiz al-Samadi from his house in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on July 27, 2019, according to a statement from the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate and the Saudi network Al-Arabiya....

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Yemeni journalist Yahya al-Sawari arrested, held without charge in unknown location

July 15, 2019 4:20 PM ET

New York, July 15, 2019 -- Yemeni and Saudi authorities must disclose freelance journalist Yahya al-Sawari's whereabouts and release him immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls on Yemeni government to ensure that the rights of all journalists are respected

June 7, 2019 11:35 AM ET

CPJ thanks Yemeni Ambassador Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak for his May 2019 letter expressing concern for the welfare of journalists in areas under Houthi control, and calls on the Yemeni government to ensure that the rights of all journalists in the country are respected.

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CPJ calls on Houthis in Yemen to release all detained journalists

May 31, 2019 12:32 PM ET

New York, May 31, 2019--The Ansar Allah group, known as the Houthis, should immediately release all journalists in its custody and stop its campaign of detentions and intimidation against journalists working in areas under its control, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Saudi airstrike hits Yemeni radio station

September 17, 2018 5:10 PM ET

New York, September 17, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition's airstrike on a Yemeni radio station yesterday. The airstrike against the Ansar Allah-controlled Al-Maraweah Radio Broadcasting Center, located in Al-Maraweah District in Hodeida Governorate, killed three employees as well as a civilian in...

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Journalists in Yemen under attack from all sides as rival forces crack down on critics

September 7, 2018 12:11 PM ET

In its report released late last month, the U.N. Human Rights Council found that all groups involved in the Yemen conflict--from the government-controlled south, with its militias propped up by the UAE-led coalition and loyal to the secessionist Southern Transitional Council, and areas held by the rebel Ansar Allah...

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Journalist detained by Houthis at Yemen checkpoint

August 2, 2018 3:30 PM ET

Yemeni journalist Eissa Abad was stopped at a checkpoint controlled by the Ansar Allah movement, commonly known as the Houthis, in the town of Rahda, on July 22, 2018, and detained, according to reports. The journalist was stopped while on the way to Aden, where he was due to...

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Yemeni journalist assaulted near Aden

July 27, 2018 5:44 PM ET

New York, July 27, 2018--Yemeni authorities should credibly investigate the attack on Mazen al-Shaabi, a reporter for United Arab Emirates-funded Sharjah TV, and ensure that journalists operating in areas under their control can work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Al-Shaabi was attacked by unknown...

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Houthis detain at least three more journalists in late June and early July

July 10, 2018 5:51 PM ET

The Ansar Allah movement, commonly known as the Houthis, detained at least three current and former Yemeni journalists--Iyad al-Wasmani, Abdulsalam al-Doaiss, and Abed al-Jaradi--between June 27 and July 7, 2018, according to news reports and the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate....

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