Sada Organization publishes its second annual report on the state of press in 2018
At a press conference held today in Marib province, The National Organization of Yemeni Reporters (SADA) issued its second annual report on the state of press in Yemen in 2018 entitled â€œKilling The Witnessesâ€.
The report has monitored 4364 cases of violations committed against journalists & media workers in Yemen during 2018, divided into 46 type of violations, of which 4050 case of mass violations targeted journalists and media staff, the majority of whom works in official governmental sector. The monitored violations were distributed on 46 types, the more was committed against individuals with 31 cases, then 11cases committed against media institutions, and the massive violations with 4 cases.
According to the report, seven parties have monitored as responsible for violating in 2018. The Houthi Group topped up the list of the most violating sides with 4288 violations, the legitimate government committed 40 violations, then unknown parties with 20 violations. The Arab coalition committed 6 cases of violations, 3 cases of violations retroactive effect, and one case of violation committed by Al Qaeda.
The capital, Sana'a, controlled by al-Houthi militia, was the most dangerous for journalists and media according to the report, where it recorded 4248 violations by 97.3%; followed Taiz governorate by 26 cases, Aden 23 cases, Hodeidah 22 cases, Dhamar 7 cases of violation, and 6 cases of violations in Lahj.
The National Organization of Yemeni Reporters (SADA)