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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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Saudi embassy stirs controversy with cash handout to journalists

The Saudi Arabian embassy in Malé has stirred controversy after handing out envelopes with MVR500 (US$32) in cash to journalists who were invited to cover an event on Sunday.

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Witnesses testify in Raajje TV journalist’s assault trial

Hussain Fiyaz Moosa, chief operating officer of the opposition-aligned station, is accused of hitting Corporal Mohamed Shaheen while he was being arrested 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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Trial of journalist charged with assault resumes

Raajje TV journalist Hussain Fiyaz Moosa said the long gap had led him to believe that the charges were dropped.

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Raajje TV journalists fined for police obstruction

Mohamed Wisam and Leevaan Ali Nasir were fined MVR28,800 (US$1,868) each on charges of obstructing police officers

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CPJ urges Maldives to drop charges against Raajje TV journalists

“Raajje TV journalists Mohamed Wisam, Leevan Ali Naseer and Adam Zareer are guilty of nothing more than covering events of significant public interest,” the CPJ said.

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Verdict in Raajje TV cameraman trial delayed

Adam Zareer was told the judge overseeing his case had called in sick and postponed the verdict to February 27 when he turned up at the criminal court at 2pm.

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‘Even if I were to go to jail, I will come back as a journalist’: Journalists at risk in their own words

Three Raajje TV journalists, on trial for obstructing police officers, share their thoughts on journalism and describe why they continue to report despite the risk of jail.

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Sentencing postponed for convicted Raajje TV journalists

The criminal court found two journalists from the opposition-aligned Raajje TV guilty today on controversial charges of obstructing police duty. However, in an unusual move, the sentencing has been postponed to January 24.

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Media regulator throws out libel complaint against state TV

MBC said it would not investigate TVM for defaming Nasheed and Gayoom in a decision that stands in start contrast to action it has previously taken against opposition aligned station, Raajje TV.

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