Mohamed Fazeen has been appointed as the Vice President of Maldives Broadcasting Commission (Broadcom).
Fazeen’s appointment to the post comes following the resignation of Ahmed Gais.
Applications have since been opened for the position of a Broadcom member following this.
Fazeen was appointed a member of Broadcom in March 2021.
Fazeen, native to Thulhaadhoo island in Baa atoll, served at RaajjeTV as a Senior Video Journalist for many years and has a lot of experience in the field of journalism, especially in politics. Fazeen graduated from Villa College with a Diploma in Information Technology, in July 2010.
The new appointee kicked off his journalism career from Channel News Maldives during March 2012 and went on to join RaajjeTV in February 2014 until his appointment to Broadcom.
Fazeen also has a background in hotel management and operations.
Fazeen’s appointment as a Broadcom member came following the resignation of former Broadcom member Zeena Zahir, who tendered her resignation on 28 October 2020, amid a no-confidence motion.
The Majlis committee on independent institutions earlier that month, decided to move forward with a no-confidence motion against Zeena, who was appointed to the commission in April 2016. Zeena resigned prior to a vote.
Broadcom comprises of seven members. Four positions became vacant after Fathmath Zaina’s removal and three members, including President Mohamed Shaheeb’s resignation. Mariyam Waheedha was elected as the commission’s President, Ahmed Gais as Vice President and Ali Yoosuf as a member during 2019. Other members of the commission include Amjad Waheed, Shifla Ibrahim and Aminath Ameena.
The commission is tasked with ensuring that broadcasters comply with the Broadcasting Act.