Reports

Yemen: Suppressing Voices

A Report on the Freedom of the Press Situation - May 2017

Intro:

Along with the oppressive measures against media freedom, new appointments were made to those loyal to the Houthi group and they replaced staff of the previous government. The Houthis took full control of all state media outlets and shut down all private media outlets critical to their views.

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Details:

Along with the oppressive measures against media freedom, new appointments were made to those loyal to the Houthi group and they replaced staff of the previous government. The Houthis took full control of all state media outlets and shut down all private media outlets critical to their views. They also confisscated their buildings and media equipment in 2014 and 2015. Therefore, many satellite channels were forced to move some of their offices and a limited number of their staff to work outside Yemen. The viewership has consequently declined as a result of the constant electricity blackouts, and other reasons mostly concerning the negative content which is on longer appealing to the viewers. There was a wave of terror for media professionals working under the Houthi control, especially in Sana'a the capital city. This many journalists and staff working in media were forced to hide and run to other areas far away...

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