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Member sues media council over refusal to investigate Raajje TV protest

Assad Shareef, a member of the Maldives Media Council, sued the regulatory body for declining to investigate a silent protest staged by Raajje TV staff at this year’s journalism awards ceremony.

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Raajje TV pays fine as court appeal begins

Raajje TV was last month penalised for broadcasting remarks from an opposition MP, the third fine slapped on it this year by the Maldives Broadcasting Commission.

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Raajje TV negligence lawsuit thrown out

The RaajjeTV lawsuit was filed citing police incompetence in protecting the broadcaster’s assets, despite information being given to law enforcement authorities about the possibility of an attack.

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RaajjeGate: A Timeline

The Maldives Broadcasting Commission has punished opposition-aligned RaajjeTV several times under the defamation law, increasing tensions between journalists and the government-backed regulator.

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MBC member under fire after Yameen event snaps emerge

Fathimath Zaina, who worked as an aide to First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim before joining the Maldives Broadcasting Commission, was photographed handing out seating arrangements to people at a rally Monday night.

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Raajje TV to appeal MBC fine, sue police

Raajje TV has plans to appeal the Maldives Broadcasting Commission decision to fine the station, also saying Monday it is suing the police for negligence over a 2013 arson attack that destroyed its studio.

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Slapped with third fine, Raajje TV accuses regulator

Raajje TV was Sunday slapped with an MVR500,000 ($32,467) fine for airing comments the broadcasting regulator claimed posed a threat to national security. The seven-member Maldives Broadcasting Commission has previously

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‘Maldives with Rohingya’: Raajje TV raises MVR4m for refugees

Several groups have been organising fundraising activities amidst an outpouring of sympathy for the fellow Sunni Muslims.

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Raajje TV senior journalist cleared of charges

The veteran journalist was accused of hitting Corporal Mohamed Shaheen during his arrest for refusing to leave the sports complex area of Malé where the military’s bomb disposal experts were defusing an improvised explosive device.

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Raajje TV journalists denied monitor passes by elections commission

The elections commission rejected applications from 32 Raajje TV journalists to monitor Saturday’s local council elections and report from inside polling stations with accredited passes.

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Raajje TV pays MVR1m defamation fine

Raajje TV on Thursday paid an MVR1 million (US$64,850) fine imposed by the broadcasting regulator for airing a speech that was deemed defamatory towards President Abdulla Yameen. The broadcaster raised the

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CPJ condemns prosecutor general over case against Raajje TV journalist

“The prosecutor general’s insistence on continuing this baseless case against Mohamed Wisam and Raajje TV is clearly intended to intimidate all journalists in the Maldives,” the CPJ said.

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Raajje TV fined MVR1m over speech defaming Yameen

The broadcasting regulator has slapped an MVR1 million (US$64,850) fine on the Raajje TV for airing a speech at an opposition rally in October that was deemed defamatory towards President Abdulla Yameen.

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Raajje TV journalist cleared of second obstruction charge

Delivering a verdict on Tuesday, Judge Ahmed Shakeel said the prosecution’s evidence was insufficient

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Raajje TV sets up ‘defamation fund’ after hefty fines

The hefty fines were the first punitive action taken under the controversial 2016 defamation law. Failure to pay the fines within 30 days could result in the closure of the station and a jail term of up to six months for the former Raajje TV journalist.

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Hefty fines imposed on Raajje TV in first anti-defamation punitive action

The broadcasting regulator has slapped an MVR200,000 (US$13,000) fine on the opposition-aligned Raajje TV and an MVR50,000 (US$3,200) fine on a journalist in the first punitive action taken under the controversial 2016 defamation law.

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Raajje TV cameraman fined US$195 for obstructing police

Following the guilty verdicts and US$1,800 fines handed to Raajje TV journalists Mohamed Wisam and Leevan Ali Nasir last month, Adam Zareer becomes only the third journalist to be convicted in the Maldives in more than a decade.

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