Al Sahwa (Arabic: الصحوة; The Awakening) is an Arabic language weekly newspaper published in Sana'a, Yemen. Founded in 1986 the paper has an Islamist political stance.

Al Sahwa
TypeWeekly newspaper
Editor-in-chiefMohammad Alyosfi
Founded1986; 37 years ago (1986)
Political alignmentIslamist
LanguageArabic
HeadquartersSana'a
WebsiteAl Sahwa

History and profile edit

Al Sahwa was established in 1986.[1] It is one of the official media outlets of the Islah Party.[1][2] Although the paper is published weekly on Thursdays,[3] its website is updated daily.[2] As of 2014 Rajeh Badi was the editor-in-chief of the weekly.[3]

The paper describes itself as the voice of Islamic movement in the country.[1] Therefore, it offers the analysis of news from an Islamic angle.[3]

The paper's online version was the 17th most visited website for 2010 in the MENA region.[4]

The offices of Al Sahwa in Sana'a was attacked by gunmen in May 2011.[5][6] The attacks were allegedly carried out by the Yemeni military forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.[6]

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References edit

  1. ^ a b c Sheila Carapico (2007). Civil Society in Yemen: The Political Economy of Activism in Modern Arabia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 152. ISBN 978-0-521-03482-1.
  2. ^ a b Barak A. Salmoni; Bryce Loidolt; Madeleine Wells (2010). Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation. p. 332. ISBN 978-0-8330-4974-2.
  3. ^ a b c "Al Sahwa". Infoasaid. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Forbes Releases Top 50 MENA Online Newspapers; Lebanon Fails to Make Top 10". Jad Aoun. 28 October 2010. Archived from the original on 29 July 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Government Raids Suhail TV Station and Newspaper". Yemen Post. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Yemen shells TV station, news agency, online newspaper". Committee to Protect Journalists. New York. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2014.

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