Yemen: a conflict forgotten by the media?

Yemen: a conflict forgotten by the media?

February 3, 2021

As part of the AMA BAAD project’s series of online conversations, CFI and its partners, Daraj and Barr Al Aman, are delighted to invite you to join the 18th AMA BAAD conversation, which will focus on the media and the conflict in Yemen.

Thursday, 4 February 2021

18:00: Rabat, Algiers and Tunis
19:00: Tripoli (Libya), Cairo, Khartoum, Ramallah, Beirut, Damascus and Amman
20:00: Baghdad and Sana’a

Register online using the link below to join the conversation directly on Zoom and to ask questions.

Yemen has been at war since 2014, caught in the grip of internal divisions and meddling from local rival forces. International media have stopped covering events in Yemen given the seemingly never-ending nature of the conflict and lack of direct access at ground level.
Even before any mention of the threat posed by COVID-19 for the people of Yemen, the United Nations has declared the country, now dead on its feet, to be the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. In addition, the decision to add Houthi rebels to the list of terrorist organisations that was recently taken by Donald Trump before leaving office is cause for concern.
How do we expect this to impact the future of Yemen? How can the world hear the voices of Yemenis who have been forgotten?

A conversation with:
- Nawal AL MAGHAFI a Yemeni/British journalist, filmmaker and special correspondent for the BBC. Nawal has worked as a reporter in the Middle East since 2012 and is one of the few people to have produced field reports on the Yemeni conflict for western media. She recently reported on how the humanitarian crisis has worsened in Yemen since the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

- Nabil SUBAYE, a Yemeni author and journalist who writes for several regional and Yemeni media organisations. He also contributed to Yémen. Le tournant révolutionnaire, a collective work under the lead editorship of Laurent Bonnefoy, Franck Mermier and Marine Poirier. He founded the yemensite website, an independent platform that aims to objectively present what is really happening in Yemen from various viewpoints.

Moderated by:
Imane Al HOMOUD a journalist at MCD. She presents the weekly radio show, Saa khalijeya.

If you are an Arabic-speaking journalist, join the Ama Baad Facebook group.


The aim of the AMA BAAD initiative is to encourage journalists from the Arab world to collectively consider topics that are related to sustainable development and which have arisen due to the COVID-19 health crisis, and for those journalists to share good practices to tackle those topics.