TVM anchor suspended after tweet alleging state broadcaster bias

A TV anchor with the state broadcaster Maldives Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) has been suspended following a tweet in which he alleged state run Television Maldives (TVM) was biased in favor of the government in covering recent political unrest.

TVM’s Director of News and Current Affairs, Mohamed Jinah, sent a letter to Ali Shamin on February 23, stating he had been suspended until further notice.

Jinah alleged Shamin had violated MBC staff code of conduct and breached policies on confidentiality. His tweet also undermined public trust in the state broadcaster, the letter said.

Shamin subsequently said he had been punished because of his tweet, but that the majority of his colleagues agreed with his stand.

The tweet came amidst heightened political tension withe the arrest of former President Mohamed Nasheed on Sunday and the arrest of former Defense Minister Mohamed Nazim on charges of terrorism on February 10.


2 thoughts on “TVM anchor suspended after tweet alleging state broadcaster bias”

  1. Speak the truth, and you are a terrorist.

    Suck up to Maumoon's Private Party, and you are a 'zuvaan'.

  2. TVM has been doing a good job by non aligning with any side.

    Unlike Rajjey TV whose objective and its contents are based on nothing except spreading the propaganda of Nasheed.

    I don't call that as responsible journalism . TVM is doing a responsible journalism in then country and its only the media who doing that in this country.


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