The media in many countries has actively played down their countries role in Yemen’s civil war
As the civil war now features a Saudi-lead coalition supported or funded by a variety of governments such as the US, the UK, France, Australia, Canada, Spain, Malaysia, Brazil, Finland, Bosnia, Eritrea, Italy, and Germany coverage in these regions has been scant. This coalition's tactics of large scale indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas is arguably worse than what has been seen in Syria or Iraq. At such a touch and go time, where trust in the government is low in both Trump-era America, an increasingly far-right Europe and, a Brexit-era Britain, anything that could possibly cause the reader to question their countries diplomatic relationship to a close ally could be seen as disastrous. Therefore the news media focuses on stories that will not undermine the status quo as much, or cause further anger towards their governments, and coverage of such events is usually scant or not detailed enough to cause the viewer to question their country's support.
The media have been historically society's platform to question government, big businesses and global events. Yet as the mainstream news media have become such a global corporate entity itself its role has shifted to a much more investor focused, self serving one, run more as a business than a public institution. The media's relationship to big businesses and government figures has changed the type of content and the amount of certain content that they are publishing.
A good example of this is current US president Donald Trump who, through his connection to America Media CEO David Pecker, has been purchasing scandalous news stories that implicate Trump for many years. David Pecker, being a close friend of Trump’s chooses to not publish the stories, but as he has purchased the rights to the story he is stopping other news agencies from reporting, effectively covering up the issue and removing it from the public sphere altogether. Furthermore the involvement of media magnates such as Rupert Murdoch in multiple media corporations while enjoying access to high ranking politicians and showing clear political bias in all matters reported on his networks, the mainstream media seems little more than propaganda tool of private interests.