freedom of speech 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 India: 2 women arrested over Bal Thackeray Facebook post Police in India have arrested two women over a Facebook post that complained about disruption in Mumbai following the death of Hindu nationalist politician Bal Thackeray.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook freedom of speech India Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5726435 at 7 things you can't talk about in China <p>HONG KONG <span class="st">&mdash;</span> They&rsquo;re like George Carlin&rsquo;s seven dirty words, except it&rsquo;s not the FCC who&rsquo;s banning them, but the Communist Party of China.</p> <p>In a directive reportedly distributed last month to local party committees, China&rsquo;s top propaganda officials issued new restrictions banning discussion of seven topics deemed to be &ldquo;dangerous Western influences.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> freedom of speech World Leaders Want to Know China Education Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Benjamin Carlson 5848109 at