Political Analysis

Federation Of Arab Journalists Condemns Media Violations In Yemen

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The Federation of Arab Journalists condemned Monday violations committed against Yemeni media, saying the violations aims to “eliminate press freedom.”

“The violations have peaked nowadays; most recently, anonymous entities put up posters of the names and pictures of journalists, accusing them of treason and spying,” the statement read.

Houthi activists, believed to be backed by Iran, posted a list of journalists who covered the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, known as the Decisive Storm, on social media, Al-Jazeera reported April 10.

The federation called on international human rights organizations to deplore the targeting of Yemeni journalists in their country.

In a May 7 statement, the Committee to Protect Journalists deplored the abduction of Yemeni journalist Waheed al-Sufi for over a month, calling for his immediate release.