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Broadcom slams Raajje TV with MVR 2 mln fine

Nafaahath Ibrahim
08 August 2018, MVT 17:54
Raajje TV CEO Fiyaz walking into the Broadcasting Commission office with a fund box. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED / MIHAARU
Nafaahath Ibrahim
08 August 2018, MVT 17:54

Maldives Broadcasting Commission fined local news channel Raajje TV by MVR 2 million on Wednesday.

According to a commission member, the channel was fined due to a program that had been broadcast. However, the commission member did not provide any details regarding the program.

In the past, Raajje TV has previously been fined similarly large sums including a fine of MVR 250,0000 and MVR 1 million, over defamation charges.

After each fine, the channel opens up a fund under the name "RaajjeTV Aburufulhu Fund" for raising and collecting money which is then used to pay off these fines.

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