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Broadcasting Commission warns action against media content that incites terrorism

Broadcasting commission chief Mohamed Shaheeb at the parliamentary committee reviewing the defamation bill on Thursday. MIHAARU PHOTO/NISHAN ALI

Maldives Broadcasting Commission on Monday issued a warning of legal action against media outlets that broadcast and publish content that incites terrorism.

The commission’s warning was preceded by a similar notice from the Criminal Court this week, which claimed that certain media and journalists are working to provoke public doubt and distrust in the state and top institutions. The court also declared that the contents of some media are likely to incite violence and warned action against them.

The Broadcasting Commission in a statement highlighted that some media content compromises the reputation of the Maldives’ diplomacy and image in the eyes of foreign countries, claiming that certain articles and broadcasts incite terrorism with groundless allegations. The commission also emphasised that articles by some media outlets on the current flu epidemic in the Maldives contain content that invokes fear, panic and animosity among the public.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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