Yemen / Middle East & North Africa

  

TWO JOURNALISTS CONVICTED ON POLITICAL CHARGES

AUGUST 4, 1999 His Excellency Prime Minister Abdel Karim al-Iryani c/o His Excellency Ambassador Abdul Wahab al-Hajjri Embassy of the Republic of Yemen 2600 Virginia Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20037 Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to express its deep concern about the convictions handed down this morning by the Seera…

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CPJ Alert: Terry Anderson Calls for End of Press Harassment in Yemen, Raises Issue of Court Cases in Meeting with Prime Minister

Sanaa’, Yemen, July 15, 1999 — In a meeting today with press freedom advocate Terry Anderson, Yemen’s prime minister said harassment and threats against journalists are “abhorrent to our laws and ideals” and should be condemned. He promised to investigate any cases that are reported to him. Anderson, vice chairman of the New York-based Committee…

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Tunisia: Attacks of the Press 1992-1999

1999 April 28, 1999 Taoufik Ben Brik, La Croix HARASSED Ben Brik, a correspondent for the Paris-based daily La Croix, was prevented by Tunisian authorities from leaving the country for a planned trip to Switzerland after police at Tunis-Carthage Airport confiscated his passport, claiming that the document was missing a page and therefore Ben Brik could…

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CPJ Condemns Yemen’s Clampdown on the Press

New York, N.Y., May 17, 1999-The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) today urged the government of Yemen to immediately halt its clampdown on independent and opposition journalists, which in recent months has included the prosecutions of six newspapers for their published criticisms of authorities. Since February, authorities have taken a series of other punitive measures…

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