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  • Art, history, education, and corporate sponsorship: The case of the 3000 photos

    Art, history, education, and corporate sponsorship: The case of the 3000 photos

    Islanders Education, the management of Billabong School issued a statement in response to the outrage on social in relation to a contributor’s comment on emmenge.com questioning the censorship of former President Nasheed from the “3000 Photos of our History” exhibition organised by the school and inaugurated by President Yameen at the National Art Gallery, Male’, Maldives on 7 August 2015. Prior to the hype on social media on this issue, the exhibition was advertised on the school’s Facebook page as “3000 […]

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  • Why did Billabong School censor President Nasheed from Maldives’ 2000 year history?

    Why did Billabong School censor President Nasheed from Maldives’ 2000 year history?

    Why did Billabong High International School in Male’, Maldives, erase the Maldives’ first democratically elected leader Mohamed Nasheed’s presence from it’s Independence Day photo exhibition named “3000 Photos of our History“? How strong and disturbing a precedent has the school management set for the school environment, teachings inside classes, and free, honest, intellectual discussion among school students on the subjects of history and politics of the country, by this very loud act of cowardice? Why did the school do it? […]

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  • The Stories of Ukulhas – Come Experience the Moodhu Maakandhu Festival

    The Stories of Ukulhas – Come Experience the Moodhu Maakandhu Festival

    Come experience the Stories from AA. Ukulhas, Maldives. emmenge.com/mmkf15

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  • Supreme Court abjectly objects to objectivity

    Supreme Court abjectly objects to objectivity

    Chief Justice Ahmed Faiz’s suggestion that UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay cannot pass comment on Maldivian politics is one that reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of the country’s place in the world, and the world’s place in the country. Faiz’s labelling of Pillay’s statement as “poorly researched” appears have been chosen under the misapprehension that additional knowledge is always accompanied by additional insight. Whilst this is certainly true up to a certain point, Faiz seems to have missed […]

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  • Rashu Jeeba Dollaru Maafushi

    Rashu Jeeba Dollaru Maafushi

    A short documentary about the booming K.Maafushi guesthouse business

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  • Posters of the First Democratic Election

    Posters of the First Democratic Election

    Maldives held its first ever democratic election on november 2008. Mohamed Khayyam published a photographic collection of the campaign posters around the capital island, Male’. This is a publication that first appeared on http://issuu.com/mkhayyam/docs/posterdemocracy .

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  • Its the Medium, stupid.

    Its the Medium, stupid.

    Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase “medium is the message”, the channel of delivery supersedes the content in importance, or less adamantly, the mediums influences how the message is perceived. This idea is more evident than ever during the time of elections, when political candidates and parties fall over each other to capture a slice of our consciousness & memory. Today Dr. Waheed hoisted  a larger than life “Selfie”, on a random street in Male’. The picture looms imposingly from above, […]

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  • The Most Important Art Exhibition Held In The Maldives

    The Most Important Art Exhibition Held In The Maldives

    Yesterday 26th July 2013, marked the 48th Independence day of Maldives, 2nd independence day to befall within the time of coup government, which over threw the 1st democratically elected government of Maldives on 7th Feb 2012. The day would have been another tedious affair, no more significant than any other, where high level government officials pat their own backs and embellish history,and weave a tangled web of deceit and xenophobia, for selfish political gain. That is until the government decided […]

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  • Rashu Jeeba Dollaru July

    Rashu Jeeba Dollaru July

    18 July Rashu Jeeba Dollar with Raees Nasheed & Mohamed Ishan 15 July Rashu Jeeba Dollar with MP Eva Abdulla 11 July Rashu Jeebah Dollar with Ali Shiyam 08 July Rashu Jeebah Dollar with Eyesee 07 July Rashujeebah Dollar with Eyesee 01 July Rashu Jeebah Dollar with Eyesee

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