Maldives No Longer an Enemy of the Internet

Reporters Without Borders updated their list of “Enemies of the Internet”. Maldives, Nepal and Libya were removed from the list and Egypt added.

RSF says:

No cyber-dissident has been imprisoned in the Maldives since Fathimath Nisreen, Mohamed Zaki and Ahmad Didi were released between May 2005 and February 2006. President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is still viewed by Reporters Without Borders as a press freedom predator but his policies towards the Internet no longer justify keeping his country on the list of Internet enemies.

Reporters without Borders article

Current List

  • Belarus
  • Burma
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam

2 Responses to “Maldives No Longer an Enemy of the Internet”

  1. moyameehaa Says:

    hmmm…i dunno about any one being imprisoned…but as for censorship…its still there..from a long time back…we cant get access to from maldives (i dunno why….sidahitun,and dhivehi observer is not on the list now..why maldivesculture?)…

    and last year there was a very serious problem…not from the government side ..but from an ISP (focus).they were bribed by a politician (lolly jaa-BIRU) whos picture (with some girls) was at what they did was…when we go to we were redirected to another ‘fake balaabodu’ site they have made.but when we try with a dhiraagu connection its ok.

    yeah…we do have a lot freedom now.atleast…up to this day there have been no threat to we bloggers.and yes there is freedom.but maldivesculture is a very important website for the Maldivians.

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