Yemen / 2014

Freelancer Luke Somers killed in hostage rescue attempt in Yemen

December 6, 2014 9:25 AM ET

New York, December 6, 2014--Luke Somers, an American freelance journalist held hostage by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed along with fellow hostage Pierre Korkie, a South African teacher, during a failed rescue attempt by U.S. special forces on Saturday morning in Yemen, according to U.S. officials and news...

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CPJ calls for release of U.S. journalist held in Yemen

December 4, 2014 4:06 PM ET

New York, December 4, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate release of U.S. freelance journalist Luke Somers, who has been held hostage in Yemen for more than a year. Following a video released on Wednesday that showed the journalist pleading for his life, U.S. government officials issued...

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Yemeni journalist shot dead in series of attacks on state-run media

August 19, 2014 3:27 PM ET

New York, August 19, 2014 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a string of attacks on Yemeni journalists working for state-run outlets in the past week. At least one journalist has been killed and another survived an assassination attempt, according to the Ministry of Information and news...

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Yemen expels 1 international journalist, bars another

May 9, 2014 4:46 PM ET

New York, May 9, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the Yemeni government's decision yesterday to expel one international journalist and deny the entry of another. ...

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One journalist released, Al-Jazeera trial begins in Egypt

March 4, 2014 4:36 PM ET

New York, March 4, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from jail of one reporter in Egypt and calls on authorities to release all other journalists held behind bars. While the release of a second journalist is pending, a trial begins on Wednesday for three imprisoned journalists affiliated...

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Attacks on the Press in 2013: Yemen

February 12, 2014 1:00 AM ET

The state of press freedom in Yemen in 2013 reflected the overall uncertainty and insecurity of a country in transition after decades of rule under President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The press faced serious consequences for failing to navigate a complicated web of red lines from the government, tribal groups, and...

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