Malé

Beyond the ballot box

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

| Oct 22, 2018

The Maldives’ abducted development

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

| Aug 30, 2018

End overend

A short story

| Sep 01, 2016

The Machiavellis of Malé

How the politics of vengeance in the Maldives is destroying its democracy.

| Nov 05, 2015

Last resort

Thousands of migrant workers lured to the Maldives are at risk of becoming prisoners in someone else's paradise.

| Mar 30, 2015

Paradise Lost

Reporting the dark side of the Maldives.

| Jun 17, 2014

The politics of information control: Dumbing down the atolls

As far as the Male ruling elite is concerned, control, not development, is the first priority in their relationship with the rest of the country.

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