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Intruders cut cables, stop TV broadcast in Maldives
入侵者切斷纜線 馬爾地夫電視台播放中斷

Maldivian women dancers perform a traditional dance on Kaashidoo island on March 22.
馬爾地夫女舞者們三月二十二日在Kaashidoo島上,表演傳統舞蹈。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

Intruders cut cables and stopped broadcasts from a private television station in the Maldives on Aug. 7. The station chairman said he suspected government involvement.

Rajje TV has aired reports critical of the government, and international media rights groups have reported declining freedom in the Indian Ocean island nation since a disputed power transfer earlier this year.

Station chairman Akram Kamaludeen said he suspected parties in the coalition government organized the break-in. Police, too, have been hostile to the station after it reported police malpractice, Kamaludeen said. They have also refused to give protection to journalists representing Rajje TV, he added.

Then-Vice President Mohammed Waheed Hassan became president in February when Mohamed Nasheed resigned after weeks of public protests and loss of support from the military and police.

Nasheed quickly insisted he was ousted in a coup, and his supporters have been protesting since. Nasheed, a former political prisoner, was elected in 2008 in the Maldives’ first multiparty elections following 30 years of autocratic rule.

(AP)

馬爾地夫一家民營電視台八月七日遭到入侵者侵入,切斷纜線導致播放中斷。電視台董事長表示,他懷疑是政府涉入。

Rajje電視台曾播出批評政府的報導,國際媒體權益組織報告指出,自今年稍早具有爭議的政權移轉後,這個印度洋島國的自由出現衰退。

電視台董事長卡邁勒丁說,他懷疑是聯合政府的政黨策劃這次非法入侵行動。卡邁勒丁表示,自從電視台報導警方怠忽職守後,警方也對電視台懷有敵意,拒絕保護Rajje電視台的記者。

總統納希德在經過數週群眾抗議並失去軍警支持後辭職,時任副總統的哈山在二月成為總統。

納希德隨即堅稱遭政變推翻,而他的支持者自此開始抗爭。納希德原是政治犯,在馬爾地夫經歷三十年的獨裁統治後,二○○八年納希德在馬爾地夫首次多黨選舉中獲勝。

(美聯社/翻譯:陳維真)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. break-in n.

非法入侵 (fei1 fa3 ru4 qin1)

例: Police are investigating a break-in at a house.

(警察正在調查非法入侵住家的案子。)

2. malpractice n.

怠忽職守;不法行為 (dai4 hu1 zhi2 shou3; bu4 fa3 xing2 wei2)

例: The police are conducting investigations into malpractice and abuses of power.

(警方正針對不法行為及濫權展開調查。)

3. oust v.

推翻;驅逐 (tui1 fan1; qu1 zhu2)

例: The reformists were ousted from power.

(改革份子被驅逐下台。)


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