Interference is not the solution [Archives:2005/816/Letters to the Editor]

February 14 2005

David Biggs
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I read with interest your article regarding 'freedom of the press'. Having spent most of my adult life in various countries of the Middle East, upon moving to Yemen from Saudi Arabia, it was most refreshing to read articles published in the local newspapers, which 'told it like it was'. It is indeed a sad day for the press to be censored and will promote a state of uncertainty. However, any involvement by European or Western sources would generally be considered interference.