Arabiya.net and Jazzera websites reported on tuesday, April 7th, that their websites in Yemen have been blocked, accusing the Houthis of doing so. According to the news agency, "The rebel Houthi group blocked the Arabiya.net and aljazeera.net sites on Tuesday from users within Yemen,” according to the monitoring site Yemen Press. It was identified that the ISP YemenNet blocked the sites from inside Yemeni territory."
It should also be noted that since the beginning of the crisis in Yemen, repressive moves have been taking place against the freedom of expression and the right of access to information and freedom of the Internet. Many of the electronic sites such as "Yemen Press", "Almasdar Online", "Al Sahwa-Yemen.Net", "Mareb Press", " Sahafa.net "," Voice-Yemen", “YemenSaeed”, ” Yemen-24"," Yemennow”, "AlAhali Net", and other news sites have been blocked.
Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Affairs called on Jordanian citizens who are in places of conflict in Yemen, not to determine their places on the Internet and social media, as to guard their lives.
It is noteworthy that the Arab Alliance for Internet Freedom has issued a statement welcoming Yemen's accession to the Alliance, and condemns the repressive moves of freedom of expression and freedom of the Internet and the right to access to information which is witnessed in Yemen since the end of the month of March 2015.
The Arab Alliance for Internet Freedom-Haqouna, is one of initiatives of The Arab ICT Organization (IJMA3).