Internet in Yemen: All roads lead backwards (Yemen Times editorial)

By: nart on 1 February 2007

In a recent editorial in the Yemen Times, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (HRinfo) criticized the government-mandated removal of barriers separating users at Internet cafes, calling it a violation of users' privacy rights. According to HRinfo, the new regulation has resulted in a sharp decline in Net cafe use and revenues, which has in turn forced numerous closures, threatening a vital source of connectivity within the country.