Avas Online is a newspaper registered with the Government of Maldives under applicable laws. The newspaper operates as an Online Web-based Platform. Avas Online was registered at the Ministry of Home Affairs on 6 November 2014.
The title of the newspaper “Avas” is defined in Dhivehi language as the “opposite of slow”; as synonymous with “quick” and “speedy”; and as “accomplishing a task before schedule”. The phrase “Avas Habaru” in Dhivehi is also used where the term “Breaking News” is applied in the press. The title chosen for the newspaper is a media-related name that is easily pronounced phonetically.
The newspaper strives to facilitate the full potential of the Freedom of Expression guaranteed under all the rights and principles enshrined in the Constitution of Maldives – with fairness, proficiency and free of influence.