Newspapers & Magazines

The best source of news in Maldives is the excellent Maldives Independent (, an online English-language newspaper with sharp and well-researched local reporting. Of the main Maldivian dailies, Miadhu ( has an English edition online.


Television Maldives, the national TV station, is broadcast from Male during the day, with regular breaks for prayer. The rest of the schedule is made up of political programs, variety shows and Al Jazeera re-broadcasts in English. There’s news in English at 9pm. Other local TV channels include DhiTV and VillaTV.

Nearly all resorts and most Male hotels have satellite TV, including BBC World News, CNN, Al Jazeera, Star Movies and HBO alongside Sri Lankan, Indian and European channels.