Journalism Is Not A Crime: Silence Resonates At Journalists’ Protest on Independence Day

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The mood of the nation this Independence Day was not only gloomy and irate, but it was brooding with defiance- from the call for boycott of the day that marks country’s independence to a silent protest by journalists towards the end of the day.

Even when the administration celebrated the Independence Day- from hoisting flags to organising cultural festivals- most of the Maldivians questioned “autocratic” rule under President Abdulla Yameen. Of many rights that people of the demanded on social networking sites, the universal idea of press freedom metamorphosed into a silent protest by scores of journalists who came out on streets wearing black to symbolise the dark side independence.

Holding banners of abducted journalist of Maldives Independent Ahmed Rilwan to placards bearing the message “Journalism Is Not A Crime” and “No To Defamation Bill”-the silence of the journalists resonated the message loud and clear.

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