According to Yemeni sources, the government is strong-arming parliament to ram through the legislation to avoid any debate of the matter by journalists' unions, media representatives and civil society groups.
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Yemen has mounted a tight security plan for the holy Moslem month of Ramadan starting this week in a bid to thwart any new terrorist attacks, the Yemen Times reported.
It's not easy in a country where illiteracy is estimated at between 60% to 70% (depending on whose figures one believes), and where the president has been in power for close to 30 years.
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