Information Department opens up Media Council Applications
The Department of Information has invited the general public to apply for the Maldives Media Council.
A press release by the Department of Information
states that the Department is carrying out all the necessary
proceedings to establish the Council according to the Media Council
Law. Therefore personals interested to be among the 7 general members
are required to file in their applications before the 11th of January
in the form of a letter which indicates their resume.
The Media Council Law states that the council will
compromise of 15 members, 8 of whom are elected by Media Organizations
and 7 members from public.
Council members will be selected after a ballot taken
among newspapers and broadcasters registered at the Department. They
will be the 8 members who receive the most votes from media, and the 7
candidates who receive the most votes out of 14 names nominated by the