Yemeni Journalists Syndicate on Tuesday condemned a death threat by unknown person to the manager of the office of Aljazeera TV, Saeed Thabit.
In a statement, the syndicate voiced concerns over threats to journalists and grave dangers facing Yemeni media in general.
It called on the authorities to investigate and arrest the person who threatened Thabit while holding the security forces responsible for protecting him.
Moreover, it called on factions to stop harassing media and using media in political conflicts. Thabit complained to the syndicate on Monday that he had received a death threat by phone from an unknown person who accused him of spying for Israel and America.
The incident came a few days after the Freedom Foundation said attacks on media had increased in 2014.
The foundation documented 359 attacks that included 2 killings of reporters, 13 attempted killings, 29 arrests, 58 physical assaults, 12 forced disappearances and kidnappings, 4 illegal trials, 25 illegal terminations, 42 loot and damage cases, 44 oral offenses, 50 cases of coverage barring and equipment confiscation and 80 cases of threats.