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Press Freedom in Yemen

Date of publication: 2 May, 2017

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In Yemen, independent and objective journalism has turned into a life-threatening occupation.

Since the Houthi-led coup in 2014, the few media outlets who have not been persecuted or targeted by the Houthi rebels and their allies have been forced to close. A lack of funding for journalism and extremely dangerous working conditions for reporters have all made it nearly impossible to get verifiable information out.

For those journalists who stayed behind, a life threatened with sudden disappearances, torture and arbitrary death sentences is a regular experience.

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