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Police raid newspaper after critical documentary airs in Maldives

September 9, 2016 1:47 PM ET

Bangkok, September 9, 2016 - Authorities in the Maldives should cease harassing the Maldives Independent, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police raided the daily newspaper's office hours after the Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera aired a documentary produced by the paper's former editor alleging high-level corruption in the Maldives....

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New Maldives criminal defamation law threatens press freedom

August 10, 2016 5:03 PM ET

New York, August 10, 2016--Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom should veto a criminal defamation law the parliament passed yesterday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The legislation threatens to stifle criticism and investigative reporting....

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Journalist for Maldivian television station to stand trial

April 13, 2016 2:31 PM ET

On April 12, 2016, Adam Zareer, a videographer for the pro-opposition Maldivian television station Raajje TV was served a summons to appear in court on April 24 on charges of obstructing police duties while reporting on an anti-government demonstration in March 2015, according to the Maldives Independent and a fellow...

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Journalists for opposition TV station face charges in Maldives

April 11, 2016 6:20 PM ET

New York, April 11, 2016--Maldivian prosecutors should drop charges against journalists and an executive from a pro-opposition television station, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The charges come amid a mounting crackdown on press freedom in the country....

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