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ISN Weekly Theme: Yemen

Closed doors in Yemen, but not just in the streets / Photo: eesti, flickr
Closed doors in Yemen, but not just in the streets / Photo: eesti, flickr

In its latest push against press freedom in the country, Yemen held the first press court session over the weekend. According to the Yemen Times, Sami Ghalib, editor-in-chief of the paper Al-Nida has the dubious distiction of being the first journalist taken to the dock, accused of “insult and humiliation,” which is Orwellian-speak for exposing corruption in a government ministry.

But lack of press freedom isn’t the only issue Yemen is facing. This week were highlighting what ails the Arabian Peninsula country and what can be done.

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