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Call authorities to make an extra effort to clarify the whereabouts of Minivan News journalist Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 August 2014

PRESS RELEASE

14 August 2014

A Minivan News journalist, Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla, 28 years old, has been reported as missing to the Police. Media sources state that he was last seen on Thursday, 7 August 2014.

The Maldives Journalist Association calls on all relevant authorities to make an extra effort to clarify the whereabouts of Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla.

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Right to Information Act ratified Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 January 2014

PRESS RELEASE

31 December 2013

Maldives Journalist Association welcomes the ratification of the Right to Information Act by the President of the Republic of Maldives on 12 January 2014.

The Association believes that the Right to Information Act will foster transparency and increase accountability of State institutions in the Maldives. It also believes that the Act will facilitate good governance and be asource of empowerment to the public, as it comes into force six months from ratification.

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MJA calls to ratify Access to Information Bill Print E-mail
Tuesday, 31 December 2013

PRESS RELEASE

31 December 2013

Maldives Journalist Association (MJA) calls on the President of the Republic of Maldives to expedite the ratification of the Access to Information Bill passed by the People’s Majlis at its 22nd sitting of the third session on 29th December 2013.

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MJA calls for transparent elections Print E-mail
Friday, 11 October 2013

PRESS RELEASE

11 October 2013

Maldives Journalist Association (MJA) expresses concern over the lack of transparency by the Elections Commission in providing information to the media, regarding the Elections Commission’s decisions for the upcoming presidential election.

The Association notes that, following the Supreme Court’s decision to annul the results of the first round of the September 7th presidential election, and the Supreme Court order upon the Elections Commission to hold fresh elections, the Commission failed to hold a press conference to announce the Commission’s decision to hold the first round of fresh elections on 19th October, and instead, this information was provided separately, to selected media groups.

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MJA concerned issues faced to media Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 September 2013

PRESS RELEASE

28 September 2013

Maldives Journalists Association (MJA) is making this statement on regard the recent issues faced to the media while covering the protests organized by the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).

Yesterday evening, police arrested a photographer of Haveeru Daily named Mohamed Sajid for allegedly disrupting the duty of the police, an allegation which Haveeru Daily strongly denies. Further, we have received reports that a group of people had tried to attack some of the news organizations. These are attempts which MJA condemns strongly.

Being an organization working for the rights of the journalists, we would not tolerate such attempts working to suppress the media.

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