International media watchdog praises Yemen’s independent newspapers [Archives:2008/1127/Local News]

February 7 2008

By: Sarah Wolff
SANA'A, Feb. 4 ) The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an international media watchdog, released its annual country-by-country report on the state of press freedom in 2007 this past Monday.

The CPJ praised the independent Yemeni newspapers for their tenacious criticism of the current regime despite frequent crackdowns on media freedom in the country.

The report, entitled “Attacks on the Press in 2007