YJS calls for Press Law modifications [Archives:2005/829/Local News]

March 31 2005

Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) held a meeting with a number of pressmen on Monday March 28 at its headquarter.

The meeting aimed at discussing the punishments and limitations confining freedoms stated in press and publications law.

20 journalists presented a letter to YJS calling it responsible for not conducting its professional duties in protecting the journalistic family from the various violations.

The journalists in their letter asked YJS chief and other members to make a move in this respect holding intensive and urgent discussions on the draft of modifying the Press Law.

They asked for finding a strategy and following it up at all establishments and concerned authorities in order to insure that the modifications are in favor of press and freedom of expression.

A committee was formed by YJS for following up the modifications.

YJS calls all pressmen to offer the suggestions that may help in coming out with a joint form in order to make a law concerned with freedoms.