Yemeni authorities confiscates transmitter of al-Jazeera TV
Yemeni authorities Thursday confiscated the transmitter of the Doha-based pan-Arab al-Jazeera satellite TV channel, according to Yemeni Journalist Syndicate.
Hamdi al-Bukary, a reporter at the Sanaa office of al-Jazeera, told Xinhua that Yemeni security authorities confiscated the transmitter of the channel over its coverage on the latest clashes between government forces and separation activists in southern provinces, Xinhua reported.
He declined to give further information.
Sources at the Yemeni Journalist Syndicate confirmed the report.
On March 8, the official Saba news agency reported that local councils in southern Yemen sent letters to Yemeni Prime Minister Ali Mujawar, demanding the government to close the regional office of the al-Jazeera in Yemen over what they claimed "false and disservice reports against the country."
An official source at the Information Ministry said on Sunday that Yemen has criticized al-Jazeera over reports on the situation in its southern provinces of Dhale and Abyan, saying the channel had fabricated stories.