Twenty-five Yemeni journalists meet to reflect on reporting humanitarian issues

November 30, 2017

With people in Yemen experiencing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, 25 Yemeni journalists and NGO representatives met on 28, 29 and 30 November 2017 to reflect on the challenges faced when reporting on humanitarian issues.

Those involved currently hail from all of the country's regions and towns: Sanaa, Aden, Hodeida, Taez, etc. The meeting was organised by CFI in collaboration with the Yemeni centre for ethical journalism and the ARIJ (Arab Reporters For Investigative Journalism) organisation, together with UNESCO's Yemen office.

Over the course of the three days, participants reflected on potential means and solutions to be put in place to promote the dissemination of information about the population's daily life in the areas of health, food, access to water, etc. The aim is to encourage collaboration and synergy between Yemeni journalists – often highly polarised where political issues are concerned – as well as humanitarian NGOs and international organisations.

The meeting will allow the definition of support actions for the media, journalists and humanitarian organisations working in Yemen.
These actions are scheduled to take place in 2018.