Opinion

Letters

Yemen and India

Re: Protests in Yemen: The Context

To the Editor:

First of all, I would like to extend to you my greatest appreciation for your role in covering events of the world with a non-partisan and professional perspective. But most of all, I would like to thank you for providing accurate, comprehensive and in-depth analysis on Yemen, a country that is undergoing a significant transformation both economically and politically, and may serve as a leading example of the reform movement taking place and shape in the Middle East, particularly as its president decided to leave power voluntarily setting a precedence in modern Arab history.

I am a Yemeni reporter currently at the Wall Street Journal in Washington, D.C. I have been working on articles on Yemen and the Middle East and must say that for many years, I have been unable to find articles giving an independent and a thorough perspective on the happenings in Yemen. But ever since I have been following your website, I was able to find invaluable information that broadened my knowledge about Yemen in specific and the Middle East in general. Being a Yemeni myself, I found articles by Jane Novak very useful in pinpointing the facts as they are and providing a historical explanation of how the situation became what it is today.

Sometimes I get astonished at the level of precision and accuracy of the reports as if Novak has been studying the country for decades.

On behalf of millions of Yemenis, please accept my sincere gratitude to your fabulous service, and please do convey my gratitude to Ms. Novak, who has showed us what professional accurate and comprehensive reporting is all about. I believe she has become a great asset of your institution and helps bridge the gap of knowledge on Yemen, a country that suffers from lack of attention by commercial news providers. Your message of non-partisan and non-profit reporting are quite evident in the shining example of Novak and other reporters like her who continue pursuing the most difficult and challenging reporting tasks with incredible depth and dedication.

Walid Al-Saqaf
The Wall Street Journal
Washington, D.C.

Re: Yemen's Reformers Verses the Pact of Evil

To the Editor:

First of all I would like to thank you for taking the issue of Yemeni people into your consideration. Yemenis for some reason are the last in the world agenda. I attentively read your articles and found them very true, objective and informative.

Please continue your focus on the situation of Yemen. It would be good if there is an article on corruption and the ruling family.

I am a Yemeni living the U.K.

Keep going. Many people in Sheffield access your website and they appreciate your work very much. It is unique, useful and effective.

Abdulrazak Alsayed
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Re: Impact of Tsunami Relief and Rehabilitation Work in India

To the Editor:

The author has slapped the faces of corrupt government officials and selfish members of N.G.O.s. A well-written piece that gives a clear picture of governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Congrats!

Jerrine
St Joseph's College
Tiruchi, India

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