YMU Condemns the Reporters Without Borders Org for ignoring Saudi-led crimes against journalists in Yemen

SANA’A – The Yemeni Media Union (YMU) has expressed its regret over the indicators of the annual report of Reporters without Borders regarding freedom of the press, which appeared biased towards the Saudi alliance, which is waging a fierce war against Yemen.

The report of 2018 has ignored the crimes and violations by the Saudi coalition against Yemeni journalists, even though recently a Saudi attack targeted four journalists and employees in Hodeidah Radio in western Yemen, the Union said in a statement issued on Thursday.

“The ongoing violations of the war on aggression against Yemen, which has become internationally recognized, are still absent in the reports of Reporters Without Borders and the organizations concerned, as a result of systematic misrepresentation by Saudi-funded media and unfair information by some local Yemeni organizations whose reports lack impartiality and objectivity”, The statement read.

Yemeni Media Union called on Reporters Without Borders and similar international organizations to investigate the various crimes and violations against the media and the press in Yemen and identify the actual perpetrators. Also, they called on the organization to work towards an impartial international investigation into Saudi crimes, with the goal of establishing accountability in accordance with the relevant international conventions.

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