There are few in numbers of daily news papers in Maldives. The longest serving newspapers are Haveeru and Aafathis and Miadhi respectively. The owners or founder members of these news papers are the higher profiles and oldguards of Maumoons 30 years regime. Links are
Haveeru - Haveeru daily news paper
Aafathis - Aafathis daily news papers
Miadhu - Miadhu daily news papers.
During regime of Maumoon Abdull Gayyoom era, he had strictly controlled all short of local media. Frankly speaking people of Maldives was lost their freedom of express. It was banned to write or speech about anything that the government was not interested. However, the world is changing day by day and information technology has been widening in an unexpected speed, as a result of this Maldivian are know the government works. At the same time some Maldivian hidden agents are working abroad in collaboration with world influenced countries and societies to get a good governing democratic system in Maldives. So pressure from these countries facing to Maldives, eventually Mr. Gayyoom announced to the public that he is willing to have a democratic system in Maldives and also intending to give freedom of express to its people. This gathering was inaugurated in the year 2006 or 2007 in the Islamic Centre conference hall. Peoples in this meeting really express their happiness and thanks for the government for these initiations.