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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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  • Villingili Beach Cleanup

    Villingili Beach Cleanup

    Save the Beach is a youth movement that started in 2008 with the aim of conserving the beaches in Villingili island near Male’. We visited the island to see how one of their beach cleanup day was going. We were lucky to get a chance to have a chat with some of the organizers, participants and volunteers on this visit. Special thanks to Egan and Naba

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  • Architects Association Maldives at MACI Build Expo 2012/13

    Architects Association Maldives at MACI Build Expo 2012/13

    Several businesses, service providers and various other organizations participated in the MACI Build expo 2012/13  (Maldives Association of Construction Industry) which was held from January 29-31. The newly formed Architects Association Maldives had a stall at the expo. We stopped to have a chat with some of the founding members and participants at their stall. UPDATE: The below article is extracted from the Architects Association Maldives website. All the models that were exhibited at the expo had been destroyed and dumped […]

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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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  • Direct Action Continues

    Direct Action Continues

    MDP and pro-democracy activists have once again come out on to the streets, exercising their constitutional right to assemble, demanding immediate elections and calling out to bring an end to the continued police brutality. This particular night’s protest comes in the midst of accusations, following the murder of a policeman in Kashidhoo, that MDP and its protestors are inciting violence towards the security forces. Although the murder is so far under investigation, officials of the state, ranging from the de facto […]

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  • Pro-democracy activists gather in front of Hilaaleege

    Pro-democracy activists gather in front of Hilaaleege

    A few courageous pro-democracy activists gathered in front of Hilaaleege, the residence of former Vice president Dr.Mohamed Waheed Hassan. He has been in power since February 2012 after forcing President Mohamed Nasheed to step down in what is widely seen as a coup brought by the security forces, the religious extremists and the rich business elite. The people gathered were calling for Dr.Waheed to hand power over to the speaker of parliament in order to make way for an election. […]

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  • Crime in the Maldives

    Crime in the Maldives

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