- Torture, Physical Coercion and Reprisals in Bahrain Belie Commitment to Reform
- SEE THEIR STRUGGLE, REALISE THEIR RIGHTS - Human Rights Defenders at Imminent Risk in the Gulf Region and Neighbouring Countries
- Bahrain Joint Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 27th Session of the UPR Working Group
- KUWAIT: SARAH AL-DREES TRIAL OBSERVATION REPORT
- TRIAL OBSERVATION REPORT Concerning the prosecution of journalists from “Azamn” newspaper in Oman
News from International Organizations
- BAHRAIN: Appeal to release Nabeel Rajab and Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and concern over their deteriorating health
- Civic space threatened in 106 countries - CIVICUS Monitor
- WHRDIC and Amnesty International Statement at CSW61 2017
- Groups urge Boris Johnson to call for release of Nabeel Rajab
- Bahrain: Urgent Appeal for the Release of Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab
Written by HRDs and Journalists
LET THEM SPEAK - Media and freedom of expression targeted in Yemen
Yemen is a country plagued by internal conflicts, poverty, humanitarian crises and a legacy of human rights violations. Serious violations and abuses of international law are rampant and have continued since the civil war began in 2014.
“Airstrikes, shelling, and street-by-street urban combat put journalists and civilians in Yemen at risk of death and injury,” according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a media freedom NGO. Media outlets and journalists are targeted, abducted or killed, as they carry out their important and legitimate work, and the right to freedom of expression is curtailed.
The media’s role in the time of conflict should not be underestimated. It is very crucial in terms of conflict management and the peacebuilding processes. Often, the lack of information at any stage of a conflict, can result in manipulation, helplessness and despair. Whereas, reporting by free media can help people to make informed decisions and enhance the democratic structures of societies and might help in foreseeing a better future.
In this report, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) aims to document and highlight some cases of those who have been subjected to human rights violations as they bravely report on and attempt to bring attention to the situation in Yemen.