A test for Maldivian democracy

A co-author of the critical Maldivian Democracy Network report reflects on the forced closure of the organisation.

| Jan 23, 2020

The future of democracy in the Maldives

Is the new government in Male fulfilling its pledges for judicial reform and democracy?

| Aug 02, 2019

Beyond the ballot box

Celebration of the Maldives’ democratic gains must be tempered with realism.

| Oct 22, 2018

Through the looking glass

Can international media cover the Maldives without invoking China or India?

| Sep 26, 2018

President Nasheed speaks to Himal Southasian

The former President of the Maldives speaks to us ahead of the upcoming presidential election.

| Sep 21, 2018

Strangulation by bureaucracy: the Maldivian case

The country has found an efficient method of controlling media coverage of the 2018 presidential election.

| Sep 21, 2018

Maldivian IMDb: Elections 2018

Can the Maldives’ opposition stage a dramatic comeback, or will this election be a continuation of democracy interrupted?

| Sep 20, 2018

The Maldives’ abducted development

The disappearance of journalist Ahmed Rilwan and the other side of ‘paradise’.

| Aug 30, 2018

Match-fixing, Maldivian style

Opposition hobbled, the Maldives moves towards elections.

| Aug 03, 2018

End overend

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