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Dhivehi Observer call of it's Maldives
Tourism Boycott Campaign
London - 27 - Aug. 2004 - Given the grim situation in our small nation
and the plight of the people, we have decided to call of the
'Maldives Boycott Campaign' with
immediate effect. DO will do whatever it can to ease the sufferings of
the people in Maldives. With the limited resources and severe
restrictions of DO reporters and informant, we are working round the
clock to bring to readers of DO as much information as possible
regarding the crisis in the Maldives.
We call on the international community and friends of Maldives around
the world to help our people today.
Michael O'Shea converted to Islam in 1994. His
Islamic name is Abdurrahman Abdulla. He has no association with
Christian missionary activity, and never has. Readers should remember
that these false claims are designed to stop people thinking about
Gayyoom's criminal activities. Please let us keep our focus on the
relevant issues at hand. - Editor, Dhivehi Observer Forum
22 August 2004
There will be disruption to Dhivehi Observer services
today due to the attempt by Gayyoom to block the server
and mirror sites. We are moving on, please check back
later or search the web for other mirrors of Dhivehi
17 August 2004
Please note that over the next 48 hours, some server
upgrading will be conducted on DO. All the
aliases will work and the problem will be with the main domain
www.dhivehiobserver.com - so, please use an alias. The
service is improved to ensure that all readers get a
satisfactory speed. Please email your comments to
firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience any
difficulty or cannot browse the site. Thank your for your
27 July 2004
We would like to
move onto a modern discussion forum platform, where you can
easily follow the thread of each issue being discussed. It
would be a much easier to trace and following the messages.
There are some readers who see that the forums are too
complex, we would like to know your views on this, so that we
can improve this service. Please email your comments or send
the comment with subscription form.
26 June 2004
is can now be contact by telephone and by SMS. Please alert
DO with local news and you can also send comments
by SMS from now on. The number is + 44 7709911220, this is UK
21 June 2004
advised that there have been some confusions about some people
conducting opinion polls in the Maldives. We would like to
make it clear to our readers that neither Sappe' or
Dhivehi Observer is currently conducting any polls of
this nature. Our most recent poll was the one on the main page
of the site, "Should Gayyoom resign immediately?".
If by any chance
somebody is conducting a poll, and would like for us to
publish the results, please be advised that we will not
publish it unless it comes from a registered email address
that can be traced back (we will never reveal the email
address or the name of the person(s) to the public, without
explicit permission from the author). It should also include
corroborative evidence that what is presented as the views of
the public is to be absolutely true.
Also be aware
that certain "poll" results sent into the Open Forum have no
way to be proved as authentic and should not be trusted as
evidence is almost always never provided.
19 June 2004
now has a new email address
email@example.com this will ensure that we can
receive larger files. The old email is still active but this
will be the principle email that we will use from today.
2 June 2004
We are in the
process of making all our pages printer friendly so that
distribution can be made easy. Please excuse any
inconveniences that this might cause.
31 May 2004
Today we added a
new page called "News in Brief". The link to the page in
located in the front page news section. The purpose of this
page is to ensure that no news goes un-noticed no matter how
small or how little detail we have on a certain issue. To
contribute to the page, please send your contributions to
30 May 2004
Dear readers, We
respectfully ask you to, please inform us of any suspicious
activities that you might have noticed during the voting for
the upper house of the Parliament on Friday the 28th of May.
25th May 2004
Every day we
live, be it good or bad, important or insignificant, we are
creating our history. Gayyoom is determined that this history,
because of his atrocious acts, should not be written down. We
as people, have a responsibility to say NO to the dictator and
stand up and make sure that the world knows everything that
happens in our country, the truth. It is our responsibility to
publicise, to quote a popular phrase, 'the good, the bad and
the ugly' that our society has to offer.
Observer is determined that these crimes that are
being committed and made to be part of our history will be
recorded and made available for the public to view, for
historians to record, tabulate and comment on for future
generations. We need to be able to learn from our past
mistakes to make our futures better.
So, we appeal to
all journalists and writers, to stop self censorship, to be
truthful when you record the events of our history. If the
(government) organisation you work for is not publishing your
material, articles and stories, submit them to DO,
anonymously or under your own names, and we will publish it
The time to act
is now. Almighty Allah commands us to fear no evil and to have
faith in his grace and protection. To fear him and him alone.
21st May 2004
Our services our
designed to involve the community as much as possible. We want
to be a news service for the people, by the people. Our work
has achieved us a wide and loyal reader base that can be used
by anybody to reach out to the people with the message for
true democracy and freedom.
information exposing, criticising, advising and providing
informed solutions can help stop corruption and mismanagement
in the government ranks.
We are asking
our readers with access to information to take the high moral
ground and to expose it to the people with our help. So that
such things do not happen. We cannot wait for a single
person to be our saviour from the claws of Gayyoom.
We, as the people of the country, should take that
responsibility so that our futures maybe a little bit
parliamentary election is upon us again. We as the people have
very little idea as to who even the candidates are, let alone
their policies. And we are supposed to vote for them. So we
ask you, the people, to help us help you. Please send in
anything you can about the candidates and their policies and
how they conduct themselves as civil servants. We need to know
what they stand for before we vote for them to represent us.
We have to educate the masses to achieve our goal of true
democracy, accountability and the freedoms that we so desire.
17th May 2004
As of today all
readers can contribute materials and articles by fax as well.
This was done to ensure that the process of contribution is
made easier to all parties involved. Our fax no. + 44 808
05th May 2004
We have launched
a new discussion forum to discuss in detail any and all
articles published in this site and other things of interest
relating Maldives. The address for this forum is
We have also
added a new section today called Political Cartoons and
Satire. This page is dedicated for readers who wish to
display their political cartoons and other satirical pieces.
29th April 2004
currently conducting a survey at the moment that we at
Dhivehi Observer support and feel, is
very important. This is a gentle
reminder to cast your votes and let your voice be heard. It is
a completely safe and secure voting environment and you have
nothing to worry about your identity being revealed. Please
visit their site to vote or vote by
20th April 2004
The page that
was previously operated as a guest book has been merged into
our Open Forum. This was done to ensure that the messages on
the site reflected the views of the people who write to us
without any confusion about its intended audience.
19th April 2004
At this point in
time, Dhivehi Observer feels that we need to
clarify certain misconceptions some of our readers might have.
Dhivehi Observer is not a mouth piece of MDP or
any other political parties of Maldives. Agreed, one of our
editors is a Council member of MDP, but our operation is
completely independent from any outside forces. Our aim is to
provide fair and balanced news and other things of interest to
18th April 2004
Please excuse us
as we conduct some maintenance work on our site. If any of the
links don't work or is wrong please write to us and let us
17th April 2004
As of 17th April
www.ilovemaldives.com will be merged with
This step has
been taken to ensure cooperation from a wide range of people,
living in Maldives and abroad.