journalists en Yemeni journalists at risk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the protests against the Saleh regime continue, attacks meant to silence journalists are on the rise. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Annasofie Flamand </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Intimidation, beatings, kidnapping and arrests have become commonplace for journalists covering the protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh&rsquo;s 33-year long rule in Yemen.</p> <p> With its blotchy, at best, human rights record, threats against outspoken journalists are nothing new in Yemen, but the number of attacks on journalists has risen dramatically since the uprising began in January, rights groups say.</p> <p> &ldquo;Around 52 journalists have been attacked this year,&rdquo; Hakim al-Masmari told GlobalPost. &ldquo;My staff have been warned and threatened by the central security forces for covering any story that supports the Yemeni revolution or the opposition.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;The government is attacking journalists more often since Yemen&rsquo;s revolution started. They do not want such information to leave the country,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;My staff is commonly threatened by government forces when covering security matters or when they are known to have entered opposition protest areas.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> freedom of speech human rights journalists Yemen Conflict Zones Middle East The Casbah Mon, 05 Sep 2011 15:17:22 +0000 Annasofie Flamand 5674660 at Egypt releases Australian journalist, US student and translator <p> The arrests are part of &quot;a disturbing pattern of attacks and harassment of media&quot; in Egypt, says the Committee to Protect Journalists</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt egypt journalists media freedom Mon, 13 Feb 2012 23:33:00 +0000 Hélène Hofman 5691587 at This graphic shows everywhere journalists have been killed since 2004 Interestingly, while the killing of James Foley has prompted media debates about the dangers of freelance journalists traveling to foreign conflicts, the vast majority of journalists killed in the last decade were local staff reporters.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> journalists Need to Know Conflict Zones War Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:37:41 +0000 Simran Khosla 6241201 at