YJS in Aden for meetings with newspapers [Archives:2003/691/Local News]

December 4 2003

Ridhwan Al-Saqqaf
The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) held last Monday at its office in Aden a meeting to discuss the syndicate's proposed law to be presented to the parliament.
The syndicate expressed its sincere intentions to thoroughly examine the objections presented by independent newspapers in Aden concerning the law, especially the item related to the deduction of 3% of newspapers' advertising income for the syndicate.
Furthermore, the syndicate, along with representatives of prominent newspapers in Aden, discussed the difficulties faced by Attareeq newspaper concerning the recent land dispute that resulted in the confiscation of Attareeq's land illegally and damage caused to the paper by unpaid debts and other difficulties, which caused the paper to temporarily close down for five weeks.
The governor of Aden, Dr. Yahya Al-Shuaibi expressed commitment to assist Attareeq newspaper and not allow it to collapse, especially as it is considered among the most active independent newspapers in the country.