Yemen / 2009

Reporter who covered Yemeni unrest is held without charge

December 28, 2009 3:24 PM ET

New York, December 28, 2009—A Yemeni reporter is being held without charge after being arrested on Sunday while covering clashes between security forces and separatists in Yemen’s southern province of Dhala, according to local news reports. The arrest is the latest attempt by the government to silence media outlets and...

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New Yemeni press court sentences, bans journalists

November 2, 2009 4:44 PM ET

New York, November 2, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to end the intensifying judicial and media campaign to silence critical journalists and eradicate press freedom....

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In Yemen, critical journalist disappears

September 25, 2009 6:06 PM ET

New York, September 25, 2009—The Committee to Protect journalists calls on Yemeni authorities to clarify the circumstances of the disappearance and current whereabouts of Muhammad al-Maqaleh, editor of Aleshteraki, a Web site affiliated with the opposition Socialist Party. Al-Maqaleh was detained by unidentified men on September 18 in Sana’a, according...

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Al-Jazeera bureau chief threatened in Yemen

July 27, 2009 4:08 PM ET

New York, July 27, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the safety of Al-Jazeera staff in Yemen after an unknown caller threatened to kill the satellite broadcaster's bureau chief on Sunday. ...

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In Yemen, journalist sentenced to 14 months in jail

July 16, 2009 5:16 PM ET

New York, July 16, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Yemeni court of appeals to overturn a jail sentence it handed down on Wednesday against journalist Anis Mansour from the suspended independent daily Al-Ayyam. ...

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Months-long assault on media continues in Yemen

June 24, 2009 5:15 PM ET

New York, June 24, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the government of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to end censorship of independent newspapers and to identify and prosecute those who assaulted Al-Jazeera journalists on two occasions in the south of the country. ...

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CPJ appeals to Yemen to end crackdown on media

May 22, 2009 12:30 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to express its concern about your government's recent crackdown on media outlets that have covered civil unrest in the southern part of Yemen.

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Yemeni security forces fire on newspaper offices

May 13, 2009 5:48 PM ET

New York, May 13, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns a raid today by Yemeni security forces on the Aden compound of the country's most popular independent newspaper. One passerby was killed. ...

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Editors detained, special press court established in Yemen

May 12, 2009 4:56 PM ET

New York, May 12, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an ongoing campaign to suppress independent journalism in Yemen and urges President Ali Abdullah Saleh to immediately bring it to a halt and order the release of two detained bloggers. Also, authorities have announced a special court to try media...

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Yemeni editor held incommunicado, critical newspaper sued

May 8, 2009 5:19 PM ET

New York, May 8, 2009--Amid an increasing crackdown on the media in Yemen, the Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the Yemeni authorities to disclose the whereabouts of a journalist who has been held incommunicado since May 4 after he was arrested in southern Yemen. CPJ also called on...

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