Raajje TV has filed a case at the Civil Court against the President's Office regarding its decision to not cooperate with the opposition station.
The Police has also officially decided to not cooperate with Raajje TV and crew from the channel are not allowed into areas the Police cordon off and the news crew from the channel were also not allowed into the President’s Office on the day of the release of the report by the Commission of National Inquiry (CNI).
The case filed by the station states that the decision taken by the President’s Office constricts the rights entitled to the station under Article 27, 28 and 29 of the constitution.
Article 27 of the constitution states that everyone has the right to freedom of thought and the freedom to communicate opinions and expression in a manner that is not contrary to any tenet of Islam, while Article 28 of the constitution states that everyone has the right to freedom of the press, and other means of communication, including the right to espouse, disseminate and publish news, information, views and ideas. No person shall be compelled to disclose the source of any information that is espoused, disseminated or published by that person and Article 29 of the constitution states that everyone has the freedom to acquire and impart knowledge, information and learning.
The Maldives Broadcasting Commission (MBC) has also taken action against Raajje TV for certain content aired on the channel and are currently investigating several similar complaints regarding the station as well.