|1967–92||In 1992 President Ali Abdullah Saleh rehabilitated eighteen journalists who had been dismissed from their jobs under the slogan of "cleaning the public sector of the remnants of "British" colonialism" when South Yemen went under Marxist rule in November 1967.|
|2000||From 16 to 19 June, Italian archeologist Alberto Alessio (1967–) and seven Yemeni collaborators were held hostage by tribesmen who demanded the release of two tribal members imprisoned on theft charges.|
Index on Censorship, 5/92: 40.
International Herald Tribune, 21 June 2000 (Alessio).
During the communist period (1944–90), historiographic disputes about nationalism were discouraged and prevented. For example, the third volume of the History of the Peoples of Yugoslavia (vol. 1: 1953; vol. 2: 1959), about nineteenth- and twentieth-century national integration and state-building, never appeared. The historical establishment was mainly preoccupied with the pre1918 period. The work of twentieth-century historians, especially those belonging to the interwar period, was dismissed as negative for having ignored the class struggle. Among the "untouchable" subjects were nationalism; the events of 1940–48, including the wartime massacres by partisans and the breach with the USSR and the Cominform in 1948. Many archives were inaccessible and