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Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

Stranded

by Farah Mohammad

The Maldives are a popular destination for migrant workers from Bangladesh. But for many, the island paradise turns out to be a dead end. One man tells his story.

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Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

Fighters from Syria

by Hajar Waheed

How the island nation emerged as a refuge for radical Islamists.

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Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

Loving in fear

by Ahmed Ali

Homosexuality among men is considered a criminal offence on the Maldives. What living in secrecy means for those affected.

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Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

“No difference between ‘He’ and ‘She’”

Interview with Amalia Gnanadesikan

A conversation about the Dhivehi language with the linguist Amalia Gnanadesikan.

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Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

A waft of smoke over Villingili

by Rae Munavvar

Too much rubbish for a few islands: The Maldives don't know how to get rid of their waste.

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Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

“We will live on stilts, if necessary”

an interview with Hussain Rasheed Hassan

In the Maldives, the impacts of climate change have long been a reality. A conversation with Environment Minister Hussain Rasheed Hassan about disappearing islands and disaster plans.

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Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

Behind the scenes in paradise

by Kai Schnier

Half of the inhabited Maldivian islands are covered with luxury resorts. The locals live elsewhere.

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Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

Disempowered Women

by Emma Fulu

From powerful rulers to full veils: The shifting role of women in the Maldives.

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Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

Fresh courage

by Ali Naafiz

For a long time journalists were persecuted in the Maldives. This is slowly beginning to change.

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Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

Das Paradies der anderen

by Philipp Spalek

The Maldives are seen as a slice of paradise by tourists from all over the world but the archipelago’s inhabitants live a different reality. Here is a photo gallery about a radiant island kingdom and its shadowy world.

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Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

Golf Balls from fish food

by Adam Jacot De Boinod

Fancy a Maldives vacation? It’s time for a few unusual offers.

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