Al-Sahwa [Archives:2004/759/Press Review]

August 29 2004

22 July 2004
Main headlines
– Saada, increasing fears and continuous bleeding
– Al-Shoura accuses Information Ministry of violation
– Combating democracy, an encouragement of terror
– Al-Hodeidah hosts the first medical exhibition
– Iraq accusing neighbouring countries in acts on violence
– Female Journalists Forum holds training course on skills of writing press reportages and news analysis
Columnist Zaid al-Shami says in his article that despotism and injustice and monopoly of the fact would generate rancour and hatred. Political pluralism came as an alternative to bloody conflicts and the use of force and violence I the process of dictating ideas and opinions. Political parties are known by their principles they are adopting, the stands they take, services they offer and the persons representing them. Under a democratic pluralistic system it is inevitable to provide freedom for parties to introduce themselves through legitimate peaceful media under atmospheres of freedom that should be allowed for all. Though these are axioms for all those adopting the stand that he is with the freedom of opinion, the amazing thing is that after fourteen years for the declaration of unity and political pluralism in Yemen, we still listen objection against the parties that try to gain support of the people and are being accused as aiming at the narrow partisan gaining, whereas the doors are kept wide-open for the ruling party in this respect. The policy trying to strip the opposition parties of patriotism and give itself the right to render accusations on others and further more to prevent them from practicing any of their activities to introduce and inform about themselves.