Three years after our launch, it is with great sadness that I announce my departure from La Voix du Yémen, as I am moving out of Yemen and have accepted another job in the region. I will therefore no longer be Editor in Chief of the website nor responsible for its administration.
Bachir Al-Mohallal, my dear friend, colleague, and co-Founder of La Voix du Yémen, is still part of the project and looking for solutions to prevent its possible end. Other colleagues have also expressed their interest to save the website, but nothing is confirmed yet and the coming months will be decisive.
Our dream was to be able to affirm the stability and continuity of the website, irrespective of who is leading the effort. However, due to financial challenges and limited human resources this proved to be challenging.
Despite our difficulties, I hope my work during these three years helped change the perception that some had of Yemen, to inspire others to learn more about it, and to show the world the beauty of Yemen, and the kindness of its people.
Finally, even if the experience of La Voix du Yémen ends for me today, I know I will return to Yemen sooner or later, and the connection I have with the country will never disappear as it became part of who I am.
This is not a farewell to Yemen, but a brief goodbye…