IFJ co-organises a meeting in Brussels to support freedom of expression in Yemen

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), together with other global organisations, will co-organise and host the ‘International partnership for Yemen supporting journalism and freedom of expression on the front line’.

The event will take place next 26th October in the Press Club Brussels Europe and it will be also co-organised by Unesco, Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) and the IMS (International Media Support).

Jim Boumelha, President of the IFJ, and Marwan Dammaj, General Secretary of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) which is an IFJ’s affiliate, will be among the speakers, together with representatives of the EU embassy for Yemen and the Yemen Ministry of Information.

The speakers will give accounts of the devastating impact of the on-going crises in Yemen on journalists, media and human rights activists, following the fights between the Houthi rebels and the Saudi led-coalition since the beginning of the year.

The gathering aims at showing an international support for journalists and human activists in the country, raising awareness on their precarious situation, sharing information and mapping of engagement and exploring coordination on what can be done and how.

Given the delicate nature of the situation, the meeting will be has 2 parts: one open in the morning and one closed conducted in confidence.

More details here.

See the IFJ's campaign 'End Oppression and Incitement against Yemeni Journalists' here.

For more information, please contact IFJ on + 32 2 235 22 16

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