Caught in Conflict, Internet Users in Yemen Face Blocking, Shutdowns and Slow Speed · Global Voices

GLOBAL VOICES | on Wed, Jan 3, 11:41 AM

An airstrike in the Yemeni capital Sana'a on 11 May 2015. Photo by Ibrahem Qasim (CC BY-SA 2.0) When she learned that violent clashes had broken out between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a young woman named Amal tried to call home. She was outside of the country, at university, but knew the violence had occurred near her family's home in the capital, Sana'a. She tried to reach her family using various mobile messaging apps, and was surprised wh...

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