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  • Crossroad

    Crossroad

    On 29th May 2012, a court order was released giving permission for the police to search the space (Usfasgandu) that the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) members had been legally occupying in the North East corner of the island Male’. The reasons outlined in the court order  varies from the production of illegal substances to the  practicing of witchcraft against Dr.Mohamed Waheed’s government. The police not only searched the space but also went on to illegally dismantle and destroy the space. The demonstrations […]

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  • KalhuSai Bow Meehunge Ihthihard #KSBMI: 02 – jessun

    KalhuSai Bow Meehunge Ihthihard #KSBMI: 02 – jessun

    Thoughts. Constantly evolving in our minds, speculating on all around us.However insignificant a thought may seem to be, you never know what it can expand into unless it is shared. The unshared thought simply drowns in oblivion, taking along with it the plethora of other ideas and opinions that hearing this thought might have bred in other minds.Emmenge presents an excerpt from a conversation where one such thought is shared, and branches out into a myriad opinions . ‘Jessun’ – In […]

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  • KalhuSai Bow Meehunge Ihthihard #KSBMI: 01 – iru medhu jehun

    KalhuSai Bow Meehunge Ihthihard #KSBMI: 01 – iru medhu jehun

    *please refresh window if the player fails to load on your browser. [Ctrl R] or [⌘ R]   Thoughts. Constantly evolving in our minds, speculating on all around us.However insignificant a thought may seem to be, you never know what it can expand into unless it is shared. The unshared thought simply drowns in oblivion, taking along with it the plethora of other ideas and opinions that hearing this thought might have bred in other minds.Emmenge presents an excerpt from a […]

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  • A’ Nisa

    A’ Nisa

    A’Nisa in Arabic means ‘The Woman’. A chapter named A’Nisa in the Quran includes verses about women’s bodies and modesty. These verses are much quoted by religious preachers, who reinterpret it as the covering of all parts of a woman’s body, except the face and hands, or sometimes leaving nothing bare, not even the eyes. The concept or image of the naked woman often rules hearts. However this notion is much unacknowledged and “the good people” find ways to mask […]

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  • Evolution of hashtags #mvcoup & #mvprotest on Twitter

    Evolution of hashtags #mvcoup & #mvprotest on Twitter

    Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize message. A hashtag can be a reference to an idea, event, person, or it can even be a cultural reference that Twitter users can place in their tweets whereby providing a context for that particular tweet. The idea of using hashtags on Twitter was proposed by Chris Messina (@chrismessina) in 2007 when he […]

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  • Spa ces of con test ation

    Spa ces of con test ation

    Each day brings the unexpected, but for me, tonight was no different than any other since February 7. I was compelled onto the streets by the determined energy of President Nasheed and the vision many of us share with him. People stream down from Usfasgandu to start the rally, not knowing where we’ll end up. This is usual. Around here, no one seems to ever know the destination. Yet still we move forward. There’s no map to guide us, but maybe we already know […]

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  • MDP members hoist a large MDP flag at Usfasgandu

    MDP members hoist a large MDP flag at Usfasgandu

    MDP members hoist a large MDP flag at Usfasgandu, where they have been occupying this space for the last couple of months. President Nasheed was given the honor of hoisting the flag. The ceremony took place at 6:00 am and was attended by a number of MDP supporters and well wishers. Hoisting flags that were larger than the national flag at the republican square use to be illegal during Gayoom’s thirty year rule.

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  • Coup d’état in the Maldives – Timeline

    Coup d’état in the Maldives – Timeline

    Hussain Nashid, a contributor for emmenge has converted the booklet Coup d’etat in the Maldives: Maldivians derserve democracy too to a visual timeline  that gives the viewer a step by step visual walkthrough of the events that led to the overthrow of the Maldives first democratically elected president, Mohamed Nasheed. The timeline also extends to the unfolding events in the post-coup Maldives. Click for Timeline older browsers click here

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  • President Nasheed at Klimaforum09. CC Flickr, By niOS

    He was neither Mandela nor Mugabe: A Tribute to President Mohamed Nasheed

    Whilst many Maldivians celebrate the recent forced resignation of President Mohamed Nasheed, at this critical juncture, it is also important to remember the role Nasheed played in transforming the social and political landscape of our country. Nasheed is the country’s first ever democratically elected leader and his rise to power marked the beginning of the democratisation process and most liberating era that the country has experienced in over half a century. Internationally, he is hailed as a crusader for democracy, […]

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