Yemen

Country Profile: Yemen
Background The modern Republic of Yemen was established in 1990 when traditionalist North Yemen and Marxist South Yemen merged. Although the country has been modernizing and opening up to the world, it still maintains much of its tribal character and many of its...
ONI Blog: When a Canadian company decides what citizens in the Middle East can access online
Users in Qatar, UAE, Yemen, and Kuwait reported via Twitter in the past couple of days that they are not able to access the blog hosting platform tumblr.com or any other blog hosted by the platform. This filtering incident surprised both the...
ONI Blog: Websense Bars Yemen's Government from Further Software Updates
When ONI released its Middle East and North Africa reports, an avid reader quickly submitted an article to Slashdot noting the government of Yemen's use of Websense filtering software, as reported in our 2009 Yemen country profile. Websense, a U.S.-based company,...
Report: Internet Filtering in Yemen in 2006-2007
PDF Version | PDF Version (Arabic) Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Yemen. Overview Internet filtering in the Republic of Yemen is relatively broad in scope, with pornography a principal target for blocking. Despite the wide...
ONI Blog: Maktoobblog.com is blocked in Yemen
Several days ago, Internet users in Yemen reported that they could not access maktoobblog.com, a major blog hosting service in the Middle East and North Africa. ONI technical investigation verified that the service has been blocked by Yemennet, Yemen’s government-run ISP....
ONI Blog: Insurgency against Internet filtering: Yemen's electronic media's reaction to crackdown on Web sites
Yemen's major news aggregator and portal calls for "insurgency against Internet filtering" after the government of Yemen blocked the portal and at least 7 other news Web sites. The portal, yemenportal.net, warned in a press release (Arabic) that, unless the government...
ONI Blog: Concern about online censorship in Yemen
Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about growing political censorship of the Internet in Yemen after the authorities blocked access to the opposition website www.al-shora.net on 24 February. The site regularly carries articles about corruption, human rights and the need for political...
ONI Blog: Yemen blocks local newspaper's Web site
Al-Shora.net, the Web site of a local Yemeni newspaper has been blocked in Yemen after it published reports critical of the government, the site reported (Arabic). Some local newspapers condemned the blocking and publicized (Nass Press and al-Wahdawi...
ONI Blog: Internet in Yemen: All roads lead backwards (Yemen Times editorial)
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...