The First Maldives Media Council Elected
The 15 members of the Maldives Media Council were elected today at a meeting held among the representatives from the registered media organizations at Sinaco Malam - Voice of Maldives.
The meeting was held to elect 7 members from the public and 8 members from the media, forming the 15-member council. From the 35 candidates who enlisted for media council election from the public, the department of information sent 14 to the election as subscribed in the Maldives Media Council Law. From the media 11 candidates competed from the 19 media organizations that were present in the meeting.
At the meeting the vote for public and media were taken separately and each candidate were given 3 minutes to introduce themselves. During the first round voting to elect 7 members from the public 2 candidates scored same number of vote, and the result had to be decided on a second round.
According to the article 6 of the Maldives Media Council Law when the council members are elected as for the purpose of the law the Maldives Media Council is formed.
Elected Members of the first Maldives Media Council
Seven Members from the public:
1. Fathimath Ishan Ali - G. Aina Adams
2. Ahmed Abdulla - H. Romania
3. Mohamed Asim Abdul - Hadhi Ma. Kekuri
4. Ali Waheed Hassan Manik - Ma. Silver Scene
5. Anas Abdul Sathaar - M. Badikulhumaage
6. Ahmed Faisal - H. Crest
7. Mohamed Fareedh - M. Mohamedy Abaadh
Eight Members from the Media:
1. Saif Azhar from Haama News
2. Mohamed Nazeef from Radio Atoll
3. Mohamed Muhsin from Television Maldives
4. Shiham Mohamed Waheed from VTV
5. Mohamed Haleem from Sungadi
6. Ahmed Abdulla Saeed from Haveeru News
7. Ismail Rasheed from Aaila Majala
8. Masoodh Hilmy from Dhi FM