• Yemen: 18 months in prison for ‘insulting the president’

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Yemen:18 months in prison for ‘insulting the president’ The popular Yemeni singer and performer Fahd al-Qarni is said to have insulted the president and the ruling party, and for this he recieved a sentence of one year and a half in prison as well as a fine of 500.000 Yemeni Riyals (2,500 US […]
  • Yemen: Singer threatened to be killed if festival is allowed

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Yemen:Singer threatened to be killed if festival is allowed The First Aden Singing Festival stirs controversy in Yemen. A new fatwa (religious edict) bans music concerts in the country, and the famous Syrian singer Assala Nasry has been threatened that she will be killed if she enters the festival’s stage as scheduled on 14 […]
  • Yemen: Concert became courageous manifestation against terrorism

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Yemen:Concert in Aden became courageous manifestation against terrorism Syrian singer Assala Nasry defied death threats by al-Qaida members in Yemen before her concert in Aden. The concert became a huge success. Assala Nasry was nervous when she stepped into Aden’s airport with her mother and children. She had received four e-mails containing threats that […]
  • The Middle East: New restrictions on satellite tv

    NEWS The Middle East:New restrictions on satellite tv Freedom of expression in the Middle East suffered a major setback on 12 February 2008 when 21 information ministers of the Arab League agreed on a new charter which requires satellite tv broadcasting “not to offend leaders in the Arab world” and to “protect Arab identity from […]
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