Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom

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A Maldives soldier stands guard outside Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom's residence in Male on February 8, 2018. The Maldives Broadcasting Commission on August 8 fined Raajje TV for airing material the commission said was defamatory toward the president and threatened national security, according to news reports. (AFP)

CPJ calls on Maldives to drop fine against opposition-aligned Raajje TV

New York, August 9, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Maldives authorities to withdraw fines against and stop targeting the opposition-aligned broadcaster Raajje TV. The Maldives Broadcasting Commission yesterday fined Raajje TV 2 million Maldivian rufiyaa (US$130,000)– the largest amount it can impose– for airing a politician’s statement made at an opposition demonstration…

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CPJ urges Maldives to launch independent investigation into case of missing journalist Rilwan

Dear President Yameen: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent international press freedom organization, is writing to express its concern about a Maldivian journalist who has been missing for a year and to call on your government to ensure a credible and independent investigation into his disappearance.

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