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Yemen: Censorship of tow opposition news websites

The Yemen's Ministry of Telecommunications has blocked access to tow opposition news websites (www.al-shoura.net and www.aleshteraki.net) because they are reporting about the humanitarian situation and the fighting in the northern province of Sa'ada between the army and Shia rebels. According to aid workers the clashes “led to the deaths of hundreds of civilians and soldiers and the displacement of 30,000-35,000 people.

On May 26th, we will witness the launch of Yemen’s first multi-source news crawler and search engine which, according to commentators, will be able “to extract headlines from news website that are being blocked by the authorities.

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