Censorship, Netsweeper, Yemen

Information Controls during Military Operations: The case of Yemen during the 2015 political and armed conflict

Key Findings This report provides a detailed, mixed methods analysis of Information controls related to the Yemen armed conflict, with research commencing at the end of 2014 and continuing through October 20, 2015. The research confirms that Internet filtering products sold by the Canadian company Netsweeper have been installed on and are presently in operation in the state-owned and operated ISP YemenNet, the most utilized ISP in the country. Netsweeper products are being used to filter critical political content, independent media websites, and all URLs belonging to the Israeli (.