The Journalists Syndicate in Yemen has monitored 104 violations committed against media professionals in 2021.
The report stated that “violations against journalists and media professionals included four murders, 30 detention, and five cases of torture.”
The report added that “the Houthis committed 46 violations, the legitimate government 26 violations, the Southern Transitional Council (backed by the UAE) 18 violations, and Saudi Arabia two violations, while a media office committed one violation, and unknown people 11 violations.”
Yemen is ranked 169th (out of 180 countries) on the world media freedom violating countries in 2021, according to Reporters Without Borders.
Journalists in Yemen have been subjected to serious and several violations since the start of the war in the country, including 50 killings.
For more than seven years, Yemen has been witnessing a war that has killed more than 233,000 people, and 80% of the population (30 million) are dependent on aid to survive in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to a previous United Nations report.
The conflict is further complicated by the fact that it has regional extensions. Since March 2015, an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia has been carrying out military operations in support of government forces against the Iranian-backed Houthis, who control several governorates, including the capital, Sanaa.