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Yemen: Censorship of tow opposition news websites

Categories: Yemen

The Yemen's Ministry of Telecommunications has blocked access to two opposition news websites (www.al-shoura.net [1] and www.aleshteraki.net [2]) because they are reporting about the humanitarian situation and the fighting in the northern province of Sa'ada [3] between the army and Shia rebels. According to aid workers the clashes “led to the deaths of hundreds of civilians and soldiers and the displacement of 30,000-35,000 people.

On May 26th, we will witness the launch of Yemen’s first multi-source news crawler and search engine [4] which, according to commentators [5], will be able “to extract headlines from news website that are being blocked by the authorities.