Journalists from several local news agencies who were active in covering last night’s protest has raised concern over a “Block the media” command issued by police commanders. This comes just a week after Reporters Without Borders (RSF) ranked Maldives at the 72nd place in the Press Freedom Index for 2021.
MP Ahmed Shiyam has stated that former President Abdulla Yameen’s appeal case at the High Court is being influenced by the Judicial Service Commission. He made this statement in relation to the on going allegations of influence on the judiciary by the JSC led by the ruling party MDP. Speaking
The right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press is curbed in the Maldives as the Government introduced a new bill to consolidate absolute control of the media. The new bill titled “Maldives Media and Broadcasting Authority Act” would see the dissolution of the existing Maldives Media Council
Ruling Party MDP’s veteran MP Imthiyaz Fahmy has criticized the MDP government for the lack of freedom of media after alleging the state of controlling the media following the publication of the same exact article on 3 different medias, all praising incumbent President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. The article in question