MediaNet has been fined by MVR 500,000 for rebroadcasting content that ‘effect national security’.
Raajje.mv understands that MediaNet was penalized for the rebroadcast of Al-Jazeera produced ‘Stealing Paradise’ documentary on Tuesday.
Speaking to Raajje.mv, a member of the Broadcasting Commission confirmed the news adding that MediaNet had brought content on their channels that impacted on national security.
The Commission had also ordered MediaNet to issue a formal apology in addition to the fine.
MediaNet Head of Administration reported to Raajje.mv that the company is yet to be formally notified of fine.
Created by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit, Stealing Paradise uncovers a $1.5 billion money laundering scam involving the country’s president and then vice president. The government of Maldives has denied the allegations made in the documentary.