Nilesat takes Yemen broadcaster al-Massirah off air

Aletho News

Press TV – May 11, 2015

Yemen’s Arabic broadcaster, al-Massirah, has been taken off the air by Egyptian satellite company Nilesat, while YouTube has removed the channel’s uploaded files showing the devastation caused by Saudi Arabia’s bombardment of the country.

The channel, which is affiliated to Yemen’s Ansarullah movement, said on its Twitter account that Nilesat suspended its transmission on Sunday evening.

Al-Massirah also tweeted that the suspension was a result of “Saudi-American pressure” on the satellite company.

Nilesat has not explained why it has blocked the channel.

The channel has been broadcasting the images of the victims of and the damage caused by the Saudi aggression against Yemen.

Video sharing website YouTube also removed the videos and images uploaded by al-Massirah that showed the humanitarian catastrophe in the impoverished Middle Eastern country.

Saudi Arabia started its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate –…

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