• 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

    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 with Eyesee

    Rashu Jeeba Dollaru with Eyesee

    Abdulla Rasheed Abdulla Rasheed (Eyesee) came to the attention of the Maldivian Public as a key instigator of the public peaceful pro_democracy rally on the 12-13th of August 2004. Released after100 days behind bars without charge, remained the last person to be released. Prior to this he had been a manager for Mohamed Nasheed’s 1998 campaign to gain a seat in the Peoples Majlis. IC’s leadership was key in empowering the disenfranchised youth of Male’ to go out to vote […]

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  • Confrontation on the eve of CoNI report

    Confrontation on the eve of CoNI report

    The usual pro-democracy rally was taking place on the streets of male’ on the eve of releasing the CoNI report. Shortly after the rally had gotten started from Usfasgandu, it was stopped by the Maldives defense force personals. Later on the Special Operations (SO) Police arrived and cornered the protesters. Not too long after, a confrontation ensued . Two people were arrested and several protesters sustained varying degrees of injuries, including a fractured skull.

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  • Pro-Democracy activists removed

    Pro-Democracy activists removed

    Pro-democracy activists were waiting for a statement by Ahmed Saeed (Gahaa), who is representing President Nasheed in the Commission of National Inquiry. Masked police personals enter and remove the activists by force driving them down the street. Later on Saeed gives a statement in which he resigns citing lack of impartiality within the commission.

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  • President Nasheed Summoned

    President Nasheed Summoned

    The Maldives Police Services released a recording of a telephone conversation, allegedly between former MDP Chairperson/ MP Mariya Ahmed Didi and President Mohamed Nasheed. On the 2nd of August the police summoned Nasheed for questioning. A huge number of pro-democracy supporters gathered outside G. Kenereege, residence of Nasheed, filling up the narrow winding streets. Nasheed and the pro-democracy supporters walked from his residence towards the headquarters of the Maldives Police Services. Several streets were cordoned and barricaded by the Police. Clashes […]

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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 .

    Continue reading »

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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, […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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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  • Rashu Jeeba Dollaru with Eyesee

    Rashu Jeeba Dollaru with Eyesee

    Abdulla Rasheed Abdulla Rasheed (Eyesee) came to the attention of the Maldivian Public as a key instigator of the public peaceful pro_democracy rally on the 12-13th of August 2004. Released after100 days behind bars without charge, remained the last person to be released. Prior to this he had been a manager for Mohamed Nasheed’s 1998 campaign to gain a seat in the Peoples Majlis. IC’s leadership was key in empowering the disenfranchised youth of Male’ to go out to vote […]

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  • Nostalgia

    Nostalgia

    Ahmed Saeed or Andhu is a visual artist from the Maldives. Today, I set down with him to talk about his series Nostaligia Andhu, gives a little insight to this body of work. ”އަސްލު އައިޑިޔާއެއްނާދޭ އެއްގޮތަކަށްވެސް، އައިޑިޔާއެއް އައިސްގެންނެއްނޫން އެއްޗެއްހަދަނީ އެޕްރޯސެސްއެއް އެކްސްޕްލޯ ކުރަންމިބޭނުންވަނީ”             

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  • A moment with Immi

    A moment with Immi

    Dinba Music collaborated with Immi to do the illustrations for their Album Balimaaneh. Immi gave emmenge a moment to talk a little bit about the illustrations and the collaborative process she went through in this project. How did you end up doing this project? I was asked by Andhu if I’d like to do illustrations for an album and I agreed. What were your thoughts when you took on this project? This is the first project that I’ve worked for in […]

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