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Stories about Maldives

20 August 2014

SMS Death Threats Stoke Fears on Fate of Abducted Journalist in Maldives

Global Voices Advocacy

The messages came just days before the unexplained disappearance of journalist and democracy advocate Ahmed Rizwan Abdulla.

18 August 2014

Journalist and Democracy Advocate Ahmed Rizwan Abdulla Missing in the Maldives

Global Voices Advocacy

The prolific social media user is vocal against hatred in the name of religion and has not been shy about criticizing the Maldives Islamist Adhaalath Party and other political parties.

27 December 2013

PHOTOS: Humans Of South Asia

"It reminds me to love and respect everybody-- something many people here tend to have forgotten."

29 December 2012

Looking Back at 2012 in South Asia – Part II

Pakistan's dismal human rights record just gets worse, India's rising rape rates have sent the society into a flux, Bangladesh rejected Myanmar's Rohingya refugees, the regions relatively stable country -...

22 August 2012

Vibrant Maldives Eid Celebrations – Despite the Political Wrangling

When the Ministry of Islamic Affairs of the Maldives announced that the 2012 morning Eid prayers in the capital Malé were to be celebrated in an open space, it created...

17 July 2012

Maldives: Activist's Arrest During Protest Caught on Video

Two videos showing the July 13 arrest of activist Shauna Aminath in the Maldives during a peaceful protest calling for early elections have generated reactions all the way to Chile....

9 February 2012

Maldives: Marred by Violence

The political crisis in the Maldives took an ugly turn Wednesday when the police brutally beat and injured supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Nasheed as they protested against what...

7 February 2012

Maldives: President Resigns After Mutiny

Mohamed Nasheed, the president of Maldives most famously known as a climate champion, announced his resignation on Tuesday, after the military forces joined the police mutiny against his rule.

Maldives: On the Brink of Chaos

The Maldives is in a deep political crisis as the police force and some military personnel mutinied against the government in a follow-up to three weeks of protest by civilians....

7 January 2012

South Asia in 2011: A Year Full of Controversies and Protests

2011 was an eventful year. We have seen extensive use of social media in South Asia to discuss many controversies and protests. In this post we highlight Global Voices South...

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