IFJ urges protection of journalists in Yemen's war

IFJ urges protection of journalists  in Yemen's war

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)  called on Thursday  for protecting journalists and other civilians "in this unbearable war in Yemen, like everywhere in the world".

The IFJ's appeal came following the killing last Friday of Mubarak al-Abadi,  correspondent of Suhail TV and head of Al-Nabaa  Media in the eastern province of Al-Jawf.

Philippe leurth, IFJ President,  said in a statement: " We offer our sincere condolences to Mubarak al-Abadi's family and friends, and we once again remind all groups and authorities that targeting journalists must stop, and the aggressors against journalists and violators of freedom of opinion and expression must be punished".

Abadi was killed by the Houthis while covering clashes in  Al-Jawf. He is the seventh journalist killed in Yemen in 2016. 

The slain editor also served as  the key source of news and images from the province. 

The IFJ's latest figures indicated that some 14 journalists are still being held by Houthis, one by al-Qaida, and  a further 9 have been subject to torture in Yemen since early 2015.

The IFJ alongside the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) mourned the death of Abadi, lauding him for his single-minded
 devotion to journalistic work.


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