Yemen's Ministry of Information influences the media through its control of printing presses, granting of newspaper subsidies, and ownership of the country's only television and radio stations. Yemen has nine government-controlled, 50 independent, and 30 party-affiliated newspapers. There are approximately 90 magazines, 50 percent of which are private, 30 percent government-controlled, and 20 percent party-affiliated. The government controls the content of news broadcasts and edits coverage of televised parliamentary debates.
Yemen's government usually monitors and blocks political and sexually explicit Web sites. By law and regulation, newspapers and magazines must be government-licensed, and their content is restricted. There have been reports of journalists being physically attacked, as well as arrested and detained. The government gives reasons that such detained journalists are "opposing the law and calling for destruction of infrastructure" and supports some examples as in Shia insurgency in Yemen and retaliations against unity.
The official national news agency is the Saba News Agency.
Yemen started its ear with printing press in 1853 when the British occupation authorities entered the first printer in Aden to cover its needs of administration, it also sent a number of prisoner to India to train of the manual characters alignment for operating the printing press which was printed by Arabic and English. Printings press expanded in Aden.
|Yemen Post (newspaper)||Independent newspaper & online news portal||English||Sana'a||online|
|Al-Ayyam||Independent daily||Arabic||Aden||Locally blocked*|
|Yemen Times||Independent weekly||English||Sanaa||online|
|Al-Thawri (Al-Eshteraki)||Weekly Socialist Party||Arabic||Aden||online|
|Telecoms & IT magazine||Government-owned||Arabic||Sana'a||offline|
Yemen has around 17 television channels, 4 channels owned by the government. These channels are:
In addition, there are more than 10 radio channels most of them broadcasting in the medium waves, except for San'a radio channel that also broadcasts in the short waves, and locally the FM.
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