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Position title: Videography Consultant

Research title: Develop short video clips promoting human rights

Expected period of commitment: 04 months

Extended application deadline: 05.00pm, 27 December 2016

Location: Male’, Maldives

 

  1. Organization Background

Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Transparency Maldives seeks to engage with stakeholders from all sectors (government, business, politics and civil society, among others) to raise awareness of corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society, improve transparency and accountability in governance, and eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people.

Transparency Maldives received formal government registration in 2007, and is the National Contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

  1. Background to the assignment

Transparency Maldives is overseeing a human rights project with the aim of widening the democratic space and to protect human rights in the Maldives through collective lobbying and advocacy, partnership building and dialogue. It has been observed a decline in the democratic space in the Maldives between 2013-2014. This decline is reflected in the 2016 Freedom House ratings in which the Maldives is no longer categorised an electoral democracy and is listed as a ‘partly free’ country. Furthermore, civil and political liberties such as freedom of assembly, speech and association enshrined in the Maldives Constitution have been constrained through new laws and regulations such as the NGO regulation, Anti-Terror Act, and the Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act.

Despite this dismal situation, the government of the Maldives has accepted 198 recommendations from the 2015 UPR review. Additionally, there is a strong grassroots support for democracy and human rights in the Maldives. This positively creates an avenue to reclaim the diminishing democratic space and to protect and promote human rights. As such, Transparency Maldives intends to create and disseminate information related to human rights through multiple avenues including a monthly newsletter and a quarterly digest.

  1. Purpose of the Assignment

Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a videographer to develop five (5) short video clips (duration, less than 5 minutes per video) promoting human rights.

  1. Responsibilities of the consultant

The Consultant will be expected to work closely with the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project. The Consultant will:

  • Ensure human rights messages are encapsulated in communication and coordination with the Senior Project Coordinator.
  • Ensure the messages developed are presented through the video.
  • Ensure that the videos are of high quality, and in a format (or in formats) that is/are suitable for sharing on multiple media including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
  1. Deliverables
  • Five (5) short video clips (duration, less than 5 minutes per video) promoting human rights in the Maldives.
  1. Duration of the Assignment

Four (4) months, with expected start date 29 December. The consultant must be based in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

  1. Reporting

The Consultant will work closely with and report to the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project at Transparency Maldives throughout the assignment.

  1. Required Competencies
  • Proven 3-5 years of experience in video production.
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality results under tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to coordinate, follow instructions and work under pressure either part of a team or individually.

Closing date for applications: Before 05.00pm, 27 December 2016.

Application and selection procedures: Interested applicants should submit an email to Ibrahim Thayyib (ibrahim.thayyib@transparencymaldives.org). The subject line must read “PHR Video Production”. The content of the application should not be longer than 5 pages and must include the following:

  • A summary of relevant experience (attach a brief CV, providing evidence that you are qualified to undertake this assignment).
  • Portfolio/examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken (two to three), preferably in the Maldives, over the past 3-5 years.
  • Proposed Charges.
  • Two relevant references.

Applications must be in English or Dhivehi.

The contract will be awarded on a lump sum/fixed cost basis. The application should state the bid amount (in MVR) for undertaking the work. Transparency Maldives retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties to help define the exact scope of the work and deliverables to be undertaken.

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Position title: Videography Consultant

Research title: Develop short video clips promoting human rights

Expected period of commitment: 04 months

Application deadline: 05.00pm, 25 December 2016

Location: Male’, Maldives

 

  1. Organization Background

 

Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Transparency Maldives seeks to engage with stakeholders from all sectors (government, business, politics and civil society, among others) to raise awareness of corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society, improve transparency and accountability in governance, and eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people.

 

Transparency Maldives received formal government registration in 2007, and is the National Contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

 

  1. Background to the assignment

 

Transparency Maldives is overseeing a human rights project with the aim of widening the democratic space and to protect human rights in the Maldives through collective lobbying and advocacy, partnership building and dialogue. It has been observed a decline in the democratic space in the Maldives between 2013-2014. This decline is reflected in the 2016 Freedom House ratings in which the Maldives is no longer categorised an electoral democracy and is listed as a ‘partly free’ country. Furthermore, civil and political liberties such as freedom of assembly, speech and association enshrined in the Maldives Constitution have been constrained through new laws and regulations such as the NGO regulation, Anti-Terror Act, and the Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act.

 

Despite this dismal situation, the government of the Maldives has accepted 198 recommendations from the 2015 UPR review. Additionally, there is a strong grassroots support for democracy and human rights in the Maldives. This positively creates an avenue to reclaim the diminishing democratic space and to protect and promote human rights. As such, Transparency Maldives intends to create and disseminate information related to human rights through multiple avenues including a monthly newsletter and a quarterly digest.

 

  1. Purpose of the Assignment

 

Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a videographer to develop five (5) short video clips (duration, less than 5 minutes per video) promoting human rights.

 

  1. Responsibilities of the consultant

 

The Consultant will be expected to work closely with the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project. The Consultant will:

  • Ensure human rights messages are encapsulated in communication and coordination with the Senior Project Coordinator.
  • Ensure the messages developed are presented through the video.
  • Ensure that the videos are of high quality, and in a format (or in formats) that is/are suitable for sharing on multiple media including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

 

  1. Deliverables

 

  • Five (5) short video clips (duration, less than 5 minutes per video) promoting human rights in the Maldives.

 

  1. Duration of the Assignment

 

Four (4) months, with expected start date 29 December. The consultant must be based in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

 

  1. Reporting

 

The Consultant will work closely with and report to the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project at Transparency Maldives throughout the assignment.

 

  1. Required Competencies

 

  • Proven 3-5 years of experience in video production.
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality results under tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to coordinate, follow instructions and work under pressure either part of a team or individually.

 

 

Closing date for applications: Before 05.00pm, 25 December 2016.

 

Application and selection procedures: Interested applicants should submit an email to Ibrahim Thayyib (ibrahim.thayyib@transparencymaldives.org). The subject line must read “PHR Video Production”. The content of the application should not be longer than 5 pages and must include the following:

 

  • A summary of relevant experience (attach a brief CV, providing evidence that you are qualified to undertake this assignment).
  • Portfolio/examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken (two to three), preferably in the Maldives, over the past 3-5 years.
  • Proposed Charges.
  • Two relevant references.

Applications must be in English or Dhivehi.

 

The contract will be awarded on a lump sum/fixed cost basis. The application should state the bid amount (in MVR) for undertaking the work. Transparency Maldives retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties to help define the exact scope of the work and deliverables to be undertaken.

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Research Consultant to review and produce a report on the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Act

Position title: Research Consultant

Research title: Review the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Act

Expected period of commitment: 12 Weeks

Application deadline: 05.00pm, 25 December 2016

Location: Male’, Maldives

 

1. Organization Background

Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Transparency Maldives seeks to engage with stakeholders from all sectors (government, business, politics and civil society, among others) to raise awareness of corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society, improve transparency and accountability in governance, and eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people.

Transparency Maldives received formal government registration in 2007, and is the National Contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

2. Background to the assignment

Transparency Maldives is overseeing a human rights project with the aim of widening the democratic space and to protect human rights in the Maldives through collective lobbying and advocacy, partnership building and dialogue. It has been observed a decline in the democratic space in the Maldives between 2013-2014. This decline is reflected in the 2016 Freedom House ratings in which the Maldives is no longer categorised an electoral democracy and is listed as a ‘partly free’ country. Furthermore, civil and political liberties such as freedom of assembly, speech and association enshrined in the Maldives Constitution have been constrained through new laws and regulations such as the NGO regulation, Anti-Terror Act, and the Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act.

Despite this dismal situation, the government of the Maldives has accepted 198 recommendations from the 2015 UPR review. Additionally, there is a strong grassroots support for democracy and human rights in the Maldives. This positively creates an avenue to reclaim the diminishing democratic space and to protect and promote human rights.

3. Purpose of the Assignment

Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a research consultant to review and produce a report on the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Act. The consultant is expected to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the aforementioned Act, and produce a detailed report of the findings. The study should also make recommendations for law reform in consideration of human rights and democratic principles.

4. Responsibilities of the consultant

The Consultant will be expected to work closely with the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project:

  • Undertake a desk review of existing literature pertaining to freedom of assembly.
  •  Provide a methodology for the review of the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Act.
  • Arrange necessary meetings and conduct interviews with relevant stakeholders.
  •  Conduct a validation meeting with relevant stakeholders to validate the findings, and
  • Write the final report, detailing the findings and recommendations.

5. Deliverables

  • Submit a timeline, at the inception of the consultancy, for the deliverable confined to the period of consultation.
  • Document with proposed methodology to review the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Act.
  • Conduct a validation workshop with relevant stakeholders.
  • Draft and final reports detailing the findings and recommendations.

6. Duration of the Assignment

Twelve (12) weeks, with expected start date 29th December. The consultant must be based in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

7. Reporting

The Consultant will work closely with and report to the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project at Transparency Maldives throughout the assignment.

8. Required Competencies

  • Master’s degree in a social sciences related field
  • Proven expertise pertaining to legislations and law review with a particularly strong knowledge about the country’s human rights and democratic context.
  • Ability to research, analyse, and synthesise information.
  • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative survey methodologies.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in both written and oral form.
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Dhivehi.
  • Excellent ability to set priorities and time management.

Closing date for applications: Before 05.00pm, Thursday, 25 December 2016.

Application and selection procedures: Interested applicants should submit an email to Ibrahim Thayyib (ibrahim.thayyib@transparencymaldives.org). The subject line must read “PHR Research Consultancy”. The content of the application should not be longer than 5 pages and must include the following:

  • A summary of relevant experience (attach a brief CV, providing evidence that you are qualified to undertake this assignment).
  • Examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken (two to three), preferably in the Maldives, over the past 5 years.
  • Proposed Charges (including estimates of consulting days and expenses)
  • Two relevant references.
  • Demonstrated fluency in English and Dhivehi.

Applications must be in English or Dhivehi. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The contract will be awarded on a lump sum/fixed cost basis. The application should state the bid amount (in MVR) for undertaking the work. Transparency Maldives retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties to help define the exact scope of the work and deliverables to be undertaken.

 

View/Download TOR here

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Web Design Consultancy

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to invite prospective service providers to submit a proposal, quotations and technical specifications for the development of a website devoted to civil society organisations (CSOs) in the Maldives. The website is intended to be a platform for CSOs to network, and for local and international development partners to see CSOs working in different islands, their areas of work, etc. The RFP provides service providers with the relevant operational and performance requirements.

View/download the full Request for Proposal.

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Training name: Journalism training workshop

Dates: 11-13th December 2016

Location: N. Kudafari

Application deadline: 05.00pm, 5th December 2016

Organization background

Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Transparency Maldives seeks to engage with stakeholders from all sectors (government, business, politics and civil society, among others) to raise awareness of corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society, improve transparency and accountability in governance, and eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people.

Transparency Maldives received formal government registration in 2007, and is the National Contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

About the training workshop

This training workshop aims to strengthen the participants’ capacity to identify and research issues present in the society and to structure powerful stories in fresh and appealing ways. It will provide an opportunity to learn by doing, which will help the participants to conduct  real-life investigations, impart self-confidence to understand the root causes of issues in the society, and help to structure and time the exposures to get maximum impact out of the stories. Upon completion of this training workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Apply essential methods required to research, cross-check, and structure information to reveal authentic scoops.
  • Learn-by-doing to present in-depth stories on important issues using different media formats to increase impact and raise public awareness.

The training workshop will be held in N. Kudafari from 11th to 13th December 2016. Sessions will be conducted by local and international experts on diverse areas. Following the success of this workshop, Transparency Maldives intends to continue a series of similar workshops for a duration of five months, with sessions held once a month on a weekend.

Costs

Transparency Maldives will bear all travel and other training related expenses.

Eligibility

  • Journalists working in any medium including broadcast, print, online, video; or journalism students currently enrolled in a college/university; or journalists who have reported in one or multiple media in the Maldives.
  • Ability to travel for the full duration of the workshop. 

Guidelines for application

Interested individuals may apply via email to shaziya.ali@transparencymaldives.org no later than 1700hrs on 5th of December 2016 with the following documents:

  • CV of the applicant.
  • A written statement either in Dhivehi or English, no longer than 500 words, indicating the reason for applying and why you should be considered for this course.
  • Two samples of recently published work or academic papers submitted as part of college/university coursework in Dhivehi or English.

Selection process

All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee. Only successful applicants will be notified by email by 7th December 2016.

Download Call for Application here

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Transparency International and Transparency Maldives welcome the release of whistleblower Gasim Abdul Kareem from prison but are disappointed that the prosecution and sentencing went forward this week. They now call for him to be exonerated.

“Kareem should be exonerated and praised not punished. He disclosed information that is critical for exposing corruption. The sentencing means he will have a criminal record that will make his future employment difficult,” said Cobus de Swardt, managing director of Transparency International. “Kareem is an anti-corruption hero.”

Kareem was sentenced on 15 November to eight months and 12 days in prison. He was released on 17 November as he had already spent the required amount of time in detention. Kareem was dismissed from employment in February, spent 133 days in Dhoonidhoo Prison, and spent 138 days under house arrest.

Kareem’s sentencing came amidst calls by the public and local and international organisations, including the New York City Bar Association, urging the Prosecutor General of the Maldives to dismiss the case against him.

Kareem should never have stood trial in the first place. His disclosure of account transactions of a private company that was used to reroute embezzled money relating to a multi-million dollar corruption scandal in the Maldives was in the public interest.

Kareem is also one of the four anti-corruption heroes shortlisted for Transparency International’s 2016 Anti-Corruption Award.

Whistleblowers play a critical role in exposing corruption and other wrongdoings. They should not be subjected to any form of retaliation as a result of exposing wrongdoings or corrupt behaviour.

“The sentencing of Kareem sends the message that whistleblowers in the Maldives will not be protected nor commended. They will, instead, pay a high price while those alleged of wrongdoing will continue to engage in corrupt behaviour with absolute impunity,” said Thoriq Hamid, programme manager of Transparency Maldives.

Transparency Maldives and Transparency International are calling for an effective whistleblower protection system in the Maldives.

Press contact(s):

Press Office, Berlin
T: +49 30 34 38 20 666
E: press@transparency.org
M: +44 7432166622
In Male
Ahid Rasheed
T: +960 3304017
E: ahid.rasheed@transparencymaldives.org
M: +960 9741443

 

View press release here

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ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގައި ކޮރަޕްޝަނަށް ތުހުމަތު ކުރެވޭގޮތަށް ހިންގުނު އެތައްމިލިއަން ޑޮލަރެއްގެ ފައިސާގެ މުއާމަލާތްތަކާގުޅޭ ބެންކު ތަފުސީލުތަކެއް ހާމަކޮށްލި ވިސްލްބްލޯވަރު ގާސިމް އަބުދުލްކަރީމުގެ މައްޗަށް ދައުވާކޮށް ހުކުމްކުރުމާއިމެދު ޓްރާންސްޕޭރަންސީ މޯލްޑިވްސް އިން އިންތިހާއަށް ކަންބޮޑުވެއެވެ.

ގާސިމުގެ މައްޗަށް ހުކުމް ކުރެވިފައިވަނީ އެކަމާއި ދޮކޮޅަށް އާންމުންނާއި ދިވެހިރާއްޖެއާއި ބައިނަލްއަގުވާމީ ޖަމާއަތްތަކުން އަޑުއުފުލަމުންދިޔަ ދަނޑިވަޅެއްގައެވެ. މިގޮތުން ނިއުޔޯކް ބާ އެސޯސިއޭޝަނުންވަނީ، ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޕްރޮސަކިއުޓަރ ޖެނެރަލްއަށް، މި މައްސަލަ ދޫކޮށްލުމަށް އިލްތިމާސް ކޮށްފައެވެ. އަދި މިހުކުމް އިއްވާފައިވަނީ ޓްރާންސްޕޭރަންސީ އިންޓާނޭޝަނަލް އިން، ބައިނަލްއަގުވާމީ އެންޓި-ކޮރަޕްޝަން އެވާޑަށް ގާސިމުގެ ނަން ހުށަހެޅި ދުވަހުގެ ފަހުދުވަހެވެ.

ވިސްލްބްލޯވަރުންނަކީ ކޮރަޕްޝަނާއި އެނޫންވެސް ނޭއްގާނި އަމަލުތައް ފަޅާއެރުވުމުގައި އިސްދައުރެއް އަދާކުރާ ބައެކެވެ. އެފަދަ ނޭއްގާނި އަމަލުތައް ފަޅާއެރުވުމާ ގުޅިގެން ވިސްލްބްލޯވަރަކަށް އަދަބެއް ދިނުމަކީ ކުރެވިގެންވާނެ ކަމެއްނޫނެވެ. ނަމަވެސް ގާސިމުވަނީ ވަޒީފާއިން ވަކިކުރެވި، 133 ދުވަހު ދޫނިދޫގައި ހައްޔަރުކުރެވި، 138 ދުވަސް ގޭބަންދުގައި ބެހެއްޓިފައެވެ. އަދި މިއަދު ގާސިމުގެ މައްޗަށް އިއްވުނީ 8 މަހާއި 12 ދުވަހުގެ ޖަލުހުކުމެކެވެ

މި ހުކުމުގެ ސަބަބުން ދޭހަވެގެންދަނީ ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގައި ވިސްލްބްލޯވަރުންނަށް ރައްކާތެރިކަމެއް ނެތްކަމެވެ. އަދި އެފަދަމީހުންނަށް ގަދަރު ނުކުރާކަމާއި ބަލައިނުގަންނަކަމެވެ. މީގެއިތުރުން، ވިސްލްބްލޯވަރުންނަށް އަދަބުލިބި، ނޭއްގާނި އަމަލު ހިންގި މީހުން، އެމީހުންގެ ކޮރަޕްޝަންގެ އަމަލުތަކާއިގެން ކުރިއަށް ދިޔުމަށް އެއްވެސް ހުރަހެއް ބިރުވެރިކަމެއްނެތި މަގުފަހިވެގެންދިޔަތަނެވެ.

ޓްރާންސްޕޭރަންސީ މޯލްޑިވްސް އިން ގަބޫލުކުރާ ގޮތުގައި ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގައި ވިސްލްބްލޯވަރުން ރައްކާތެރިކުރެވޭނެ ހަރުދަނާ ނިޒާމެއް ވަގުތުންވަގުތަށް ބޭނުންވެއެވެ.

 View the press statement here

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Transparency International today announced the candidates short-listed for the Anti-Corruption Award (in alphabetical order):

  • The Carwash Operation (Lava Jato), led by the Carwash Task Force, began as a local money-laundering investigation and has grown into what is believed to be the largest investigation of money laundering and corruption in Brazil’s history;
  • Can Dündar, ex-Editor-in-Chief and Erdem Gül, Bureau Chief of the Ankara bureau of the Cumhuriyet Daily Newspaper, Turkey, have investigated and published stories about the Turkish Government’s conspiracy to allegedly supply arms and ammunition to jihadist forces in Syria under the cover of medical supplies;
  • The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is a global network of 185 reporters in more than 65 countries. Their reporters investigated the Panama-based Law Firm Mossack Fonseca and the many leaked financial and legal records that exposed a system that enables crime, corruption and wrongdoing using secretive offshore companies; and
  • Gasim Abdul Kareem, manager at the Bank of Maldives’ Nilandhoo branch and whistleblower, was arrested on 18 February 2016 on charges of unlawful acquisition and disclosure of information that related to the sale of islands. His disclosure showed that money that should have gone to the public purse allegedly ended up in private bank accounts.  He faces sentencing on 15 November.

Launched in 2000 as the Transparency International Integrity Award and renamed this year, the Anti-Corruption Award honours remarkable individuals and organisations worldwide, including journalists, public prosecutors, government officials, and civil society leaders who expose and fight corruption.

Transparency International asked the public to nominate their anti-corruption heroes and received 580 nominations for 136 individuals. All nominations were carefully analysed and discussed by the Anti-Corruption Award committee. All short-listed candidates are a source of inspiration to the anti-corruption movement because their actions echo a common message that corruption can be challenged.

The winner will be announced on 3 December at the Anti-Corruption Award ceremony during the International Anti-Corruption Conference, Panama City.

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Transparency International and Transparency Maldives call on the Prosecutor General of the Maldives to stop the process of sentencing Gasim Abdul Kareem, the whistleblower who disclosed customer information that revealed details related to a multi-million dollar corruption scandal in the Maldives. The sentencing is set for 15 November.

The case should be dismissed because the information disclosed is not only in the public interest but such disclosures are protected under the Maldives Banking Act. It relates to money that should have gone to the state but was allegedly siphoned off into private accounts.

Whistleblowers play a critical role in exposing corruption and other wrongdoings. They should not be subjected to any form of retaliation as a result of exposing wrongdoings or corrupt behaviour.

On 4 September Transparency International and Transparency Maldives issued the following statement when Kareem was in court:

“Kareem is a man who has taken action against what he believed to be a corrupt practice. This behaviour should be praised not punished. If money that should be used to benefit the people of the Maldives – to fund public services, for example –  is being siphoned off to fund the luxury lifestyle of the corrupt, the people have a right to know,” said Cobus de Swardt, managing director of Transparency International. “The prosecutor general should dismiss this case. Kareem’s actions deserve admiration and he is entitled to protection, not prosecution.”

“This is a test case for the Maldives and its whistleblower protection laws. The questionable financial transactions revealed from Kareem’s actions should have raised alarm bells a long time ago and yet no one had the courage to do what Kareem did. Instead of encouraging whistleblowing, Kareem’s persecution simply sends a signal to others who witness corruption that speaking out has severe consequences,” said Mariyam Shiuna, Executive Director of Transparency Maldives.

Under Section 44 of the Maldives Banking Act “actions taken in good faith in the course of the implementation of measure for the prevention of corruption and countering money laundering and financing of terrorism pursuant to laws or regulations dealing with such matters” cannot be considered unlawful.

Kareem was arrested on 18 February. He was held without a charge for over 4 months, and his detention extended 14 times until 30 June 2016 when he was released under house arrest.

The case is linked to a complex multi-million dollar grand corruption scandal that has involved the selling and leasing of islands and lagoons for tourism and is linked to former and current public officials.

On 1 September the president of the New York City Bar John S. Kiernan wrote to the prosecutor general on Kareem’s behalf pointing out the protections that whistleblowers are entitled to protection under law in the Maldives.

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