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Maldives - The government shuts down blog in climate of growing religious intolerance

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure on 19 November of the blog run by Ismail Khilath “Hilath” Rasheed ( by the Communications Authority of Maldives on the orders of the Islamic affairs ministry, on the grounds that it contained anti-Islamic material. "The increase in acts of religious intolerance is a threat to the Maldives' young democracy", the press freedom organization said. "Incidents involving media workers are rare but that is only because most of them prefer (...)

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