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Oppostion aligned RaajjeTV suspends broadcast

The opposition aligned RaajjeTV has temporarily suspended its regular broadcast over continued threats to the channel and its journalist, and alleging loss of press freedom.

The channel on Thursday night was broadcasting live event of the opposition rally before suspending the airing.

"RaajjeTV informs our viewers that we have suspended regular, broadcast due to attacks on free and independent media continued threats to RaajjeTV and its staff, following the Police's decision to slash security to the station and the warning issued by MNDF to media sources over closure of any media stations without any warning," read the aired message on the channel.

Earlier on Thursday night Maldives military issued a statement claiming media outlets were responsible for spreading news and content threatening national security. Military had furthermore added that some local outlets were responsible of inciting hatred and fear through live broadcast events which would be taken action against by authorities and military reserves the right to shutdown media found responsible of such without prior warning.

Meanwhile Maldives Broadcasting Commission echoed the same warning.

RaajjeTV had temporarily suspended their transmission back in November 6, 2015. The transmission resumed with normal contents two days later.