Almasirah

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Al Masirah (Arabic: المسيرةal-Masirah, which means "The Journey") is a Yemeni TV channel which was founded and is owned by the Ansarullah movement (Houthis).[1] The TV channel is headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon.[2][3][4]

History[edit source | edit]

Al Masirah was founded by the Ansarullah movement (Houthis) in January 2012 in Beirut, Lebanon and is located next to Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV with backup studios at Hezbollah headquarters.[3] On 8 October 2020, Twitter suspended the account of Al Masirah.[5]

Theme[edit source | edit]

Almasirah introduces itself as a network that "seeks to spread awareness and values of justice among different segments of Arab and Islamic societies in the context of the Qur'anic culture. It gives priority to the Palestinian cause. It works to support the causes of the vulnerable and counter the falsification of the media of the arrogant powers." [6]

Channel frequency during Saudi-led coalition on Yemen[edit source | edit]

On 10 May 2015, Al Masirah, along with other anti-Saudi channels, were closed on Nile Sat & Euro Sat[7] several times[8] due to Saudi pressure on the satellite companies, which made Al Masirah broadcast its signal instead on the Russian satellite Express AM 44.[9] After several months of being banned on Nile Sat, broadcast is now online on Nile Sat.

Killed journalists and media workers[edit source | edit]

After the Houthi takeover in Yemen, Al Masirah lost a number of employees due to conflict.

  • On 4 January 2015 Al Masirah Journalist Khaled al-Washli was killed by an exploding bomb as he covered attempts to diffuse it.[10][11][12]
  • On 17 September 2015 Bilal Sharaf al-Deen was covering an airstrike, when he was killed by a following airstrike.[13]
  • On 21 January 2016, the 17-year-old TV cameraman Hashem al-Hamran was mortally injured by an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition in the city of Dahian (Saada Governorate), when he was filming bombing raids for al-Masirah. He died from his wounds on 22 January 2016.[14][15] The YJS, the IFJ and Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, condemned the killing of Hashem Al Hamran.[15][16]

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. Abd-al-Salam, Muhammad (January 27, 2012). "Announcement on Launch of Al-Masirah Channel on Nile Sat 10720". BBC Monitoring Middle East.
  2. "Iran's Small Hand in Yemen". carnegieendowment.org. 14 February 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Houthis' visit to Beirut stirs division and controversy". The Arab Weekly. 9 September 2018.
  4. "Who Are the Houthis and Why Do They Shout "Death to America"". thetower.org.
  5. https://in.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-twitter-houthis-idINKBN26T20P
  6. http://almasirah.net/
  7. "توقف بث قناة "المسيرة" التابعة للحوثيين على "نايل سات" و"يوتيوب" يحجب صفحتها نتيجة ضغوط سعودية وأمريكية". رأي اليوم. Retrieved 27 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "...عبد السلام: قناة المسيرة مستمرة". Retrieved 27 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. صنعاء ــ عبدالله الحبابي (29 September 2015). "تويتر يوقف حساب قناة "المسيرة" الحوثية". alaraby. Retrieved 27 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. "Khaled al-Washli - Journalists Killed - Committee to Protect Journalists". cpj.org. Retrieved 2015-11-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. "Journalist among four killed in Yemen blast". The Daily Star Newspaper - Lebanon.
  12. "Journalist among four killed in Yemen blast". arabnews.com. January 5, 2015.
  13. "Bilal Sharaf al-Deen - Journalists Killed - Committee to Protect Journalists". cpj.org. Retrieved 2015-11-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. "CPJ urges full, independent investigation into killing of journalists in Yemen". Committee to Protect Journalists. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Further media violations in Yemen: another journalist dead and a newspaper silenced". International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). 27 January 2016. Archived from the original on 10 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. "Director-General condemns killing of media worker Hashem Al Hamran in Yemen". UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. 9 February 2016. Archived from the original on 10 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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