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Defamation Bill

The defamation bill passed by the Maldivian parliament today is a serious setback for freedom of expression in the country. When the bill was first introduced to parliament just under two weeks ago, our embassy in Colombo, jointly with five diplomatic partners, released a statement voicing concern about the erosion of fundamental freedoms and the ...
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2017-2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright program that brings accomplished mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of graduate-level non-degree academic coursework and professional development activities. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a ...
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Ambassador Atul Keshap Arrives in Maldives

Ambassador Atul Keshap is in Maldives this week, meeting with political leaders, government officials, civil society representatives and journalists. Yesterday Ambassador Keshap met with President Yameen and Foreign Minister Dunya. Today he hosted a lunch for Maldivian journalists and listened to their issues and concerns. Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Manpreet ...
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