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Furious Yemen FM condemns YouTube, Facebook after account closure

Robert Carter
Press TV, London

In an exclusive interview with Press TV, Yemen’s foreign minister of the National Unity Government has lambasted western censorship as "shameful" in response to YouTube shutting down the ministry's official account without providing just cause earlier this week. The move follows months of relentless attempts to silence media and journalism from Muslim nations which, according to many, don’t fit into the US foreign policy agenda.

Speaking to Press TV, the furious foreign minister declares the ban will cement further Yemen's dire reputation as the forgotten war.

The gagging attempt comes after the US launched a widely condemned attack on Foreign media outlets last month, seizing access to ".com" domains of over two dozen sites, including Yemen's Al-Masirah news network.

Yemen is known as one of the world's worst man-made humanitarian disasters, largely caused by the near seven year US-backed Saudi-led war on the country.

Arab nations, currently at odds with US foreign policy, have experienced unprecedented levels of censorship in recent months, but many of the brave journalists from these embattled countries remain as determined to get their message out to the world as before, only now they need more help than ever before.


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