Category : Maldives
Maldives must pursue murderers of journalists
Index on Censorship calls on the Maldivian authorities to step up their investigation and pursue the individuals behind the murders of the journalist Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla and blogger Yameen Rasheed.
Annual appeal: “We no longer feel so alone”
Silence is the oppressor’s friend. Harassing those who speak out against corruption and injustice – like this year’s Freedom of Expression Awards Fellows Maldives Independent
Contents: The big squeeze
Spring 2017 contributors include Richard Sambrook, Dominic Grieve, Roger Law, Karim Miské, Mark Frary and Canan Coşkun
Maldives: Journalist stabbed
A prominent journalist in the Maldives is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in the neck. Ismail “Hilath” Rasheed had his throat slit by an attacker on Monday evening, with the knife missing a vital artery by millimetres. In November, the journalist’s blog was blocked by the communication authority in the Maldives, who claimed […]
Maldives: Government shuts down blog in climate of growing religious intolerance
The Maldivan government has ordered a ban on the blog of a freelance writer on the grounds it contained anti-Islamic material. The blog (www.hilath.com), run by independent journalist Ismail Khilath “Hilath” Rasheed, has been banned by the Communications Authority, and is said to be highly critical of religious fundamentalism. The blogger believes his site has been targeted […]
20th Anniversary: Reign of terror
In this issue, editor-in-chief of Sarajevo TV in Bosnia fled after an assassination attempt, she speaks on situations facing war-torn Bosnia journalists.