Will continue probe despite Raajje TV shun: Media Council

Fazeena Ahmed, Haveeru Online
Sep 18, 2012 - 05:06
  • Raajje TV station: Media Council has pledged to continue the probe into the refusal of cooperation to some media outlets by government institutions. FILE PHOTO

The Maldives Media Council has stated that it will continue to investigate the case of the President's Office and Police not cooperating with Raajje TV despite the stations refusal to cooperate with the Council.

Raajje TV had refused cooperation with the Media Council’s investigation into the matter citing that the case is also currently commencing at the Civil Court and that nothing further about the case will be said on the part of the station until the case concludes.

However, a press statement issued by the Media Council states that it is the constitutional responsibility of the council to help establish a stable and responsible media environment in the country thus it will continue to work to find a peaceful solution for the conflict between Raajje TV and government institutions.

In the letter sent by Raajje TV to the Media Council it was stated that the council had not done enough to solve the strife between the TV station and government institutions which was incompetence on the part of the Council thus that the station cannot believe that the Media Council might be able to work with integrity in the future.

The President’s Office and the Police decided to not cooperate with Raajje TV citing that the station falsified and exaggerated information which are then conveyed to the public. The Maldives Broadcasting Commission (MBC) is also investigating the matter.

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