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A view of the island of Male, the capital of the Maldives in August 2016. Amid political turmoil in the Maldives, the press has come under attack. (AFP/Ishara Kodikara)

Amid political turmoil in Maldives, press comes under attack

New York, February 5, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Maldivian authorities to stop threatening and harassing news outlets and allow them to operate freely. An opposition-aligned TV station and independent news website have come under threat of closure and cyberattack, respectively, amid an escalating political crisis.

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