The Maldives Government Issued Arrest Warrants for Bloggers on Twitter

The Maldives Government Issued Arrest Warrants for Bloggers on Twitter

Long before Cameroon or Ethiopia cut off their citizens from the internet, a small south Asian country was pioneering the practice. Back in 2004, then-President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom shut down internet access in the wake of protests against his government. The incident was a mere blip in the news, occurring just a few years after the country gained access to begin with. Since then, the island country, which has fewer than 400,000 residents, has had a contentious relationship with the online world.

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