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Yemeni journalists criticized media reporting of protests. (Credit: Al Arabiya)

Yemeni journalists have disputed what they claim are fake newspaper stories about protests calling for “toppling” the president, Al Arabiya, an Arab news channel, reported.

Journalists at government-run newspaper, al-Thawra, claimed that the newspaper created fake news stories in a statement.  Among the comments in the statement:

“We wash our hands of the media’s violation of journalistic and professional ethics.  The media should be objective in the way it communicates news to the people.”

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The statement went on to back the protests and ask for media reforms.

A statement from journalists at al-Gomhoria also called for the media to “convey a truthful image of the protests and offer an objective coverage.”

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