Yemen Observer

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Foreign journalists have privileges locals don't in Yemen

March 1, 2010 3:22 PM ET

It is possible that so-called “Christmas Day bomber” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab came to Yemen for Al-Qaeda terrorist training because it was out of the limelight. Until now, international media has sent in journalists intermittently to cover stories on Somali refugees or the Houthi rebellion in the North,...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Yemen

February 5, 2007 10:57 AM ET

YEMEN Presidential elections provided the backdrop for a series of troubling attacks against Yemen's increasingly vocal independent and opposition press. As expected, President Ali Abdullah Saleh extended his nearly three decades in power by another six years, but the run-up...

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Editor convicted and fined over Prophet cartoons

December 6, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 6, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the conviction and fine handed down to a Yemeni editor today for reprinting Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. A court in the capital Sana’a convicted Mohammed al-Asaadi, editor-in-chief of...

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Editor jailed for one year over Prophet cartoons

November 28, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 28, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the one-year jail sentence handed down to a Yemeni editor for reprinting Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. A court in the capital Sana’a sentenced Kamal al-Aalafi, editor-in-chief of the...

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Drawing Fire

May 1, 2006 12:00 AM ET

By Ivan KarakashianA Yemeni editor's decision to reprint cartoons of Muhammad sparks government reprisals. Other cases abound....

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In Yemen, four journalists face prison

February 23, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists wishes to express its grave concern about the criminal prosecution of four Yemeni journalists facing lengthy prison terms if convicted under Yemen's press law for publishing controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Their newspapers have all been ordered closed.

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Journalists in Yemen and Algeria arrested over prophet cartoons

February 14, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 13, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the arrest of three journalists in Yemen and two in Algeria for publishing controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Their newspapers have all been ordered closed. Mohammed Al-Asadi,...

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Yemeni, Malaysian newspapers closed after running prophet drawings

February 9, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 9, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the closing of two Yemeni newspapers and a Malaysian paper after they published controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. At least four governments have now taken punitive action against newspapers...

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