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01 May 2024 | Wed 15:54
President's Office
President's Office
RaajjeMV
Gov’t condemns threats to media
Gov’t condemns threats to media
 
The government urges to promptly report acts of intimidation against media
 
The government's longstanding policy remains to heed the voices of journalists
 
MPS is currently probing the threats

The government of Maldives has strongly condemned threats against media houses.

In a statement publicized on Tuesday, the President’s Office stressed that the government strongly condemns threats against media outlets, specifically those made anonymously through social media and phone calls.

The President’s Office went on to give their assurance that they remain committed to protect media houses and journalists, as well as to take the required measures to address such threats.

This comes at a time there have been arson threats made against privately-owned television station, RaajjeTV, on social media platform ‘Instagram.’

The television station addressed a letter to Commissioner of Police, Ali Shujau regarding the threats earlier this week.

The Maldives Police Service (MPS) has since launched a probe into the threats made anonymously under a “fake” account on Instagram.

The President’s Office has assured that the police institution will utilize all available resources and capabilities to identify and apprehend those responsible for these threats.

The people have been urged to swiftly report any acts of intimidation against media houses or individual journalists, should they witness it.

The office has also urged the public to prioritize national interest and to swiftly report such incidents to the relevant authorities.

The statement goes on to read that the government's longstanding policy remains to heed the voices of journalists, facilitate the media's operation, and encourage responsible dissemination of news and information.

The President’s Office revealed that the incumbent administration of President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu remains committed to tirelessly safeguard society's peace and harmony by thwarting any threats against the press, media as well as the integrity of the island nation.

Last updated at: 1 month ago
Reviewed by: Maryam Dhaanish Nasheed
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