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.