Former RaajjeTV reporter Mohamed Fazeen has been appointed to fill the vacant seat at Maldives Broadcasting Commission (BroadCom).
Fazeen was presented with his letter of appointment as a member of BroadCom by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in a ceremony at the President’s Office this Sunday.
Fazeen secured the approval of the Parliament for his appointment to BroadCom last week.
The vacancy at BroadCom was left in the wake of the resignation of former commissioner Zeena Zahir in October 2020, after the Parliament initiated a no-confidence motion against her.
The President nominated 11 candidates to fill the vacancy. The Parliament’s Independent Institutions Committee, which vetted the candidates, provided its approval to two candidates; Fazeen and former VTV reporter Shifza Mustafa – who had been on top of the list of President’s nominees.
In accordance with the committee’s decision, the Parliament made the first call for a vote on Fazeen. Fazeen secured approval from 55 parliamentarians, and Shifza’s name was therefore not called for a vote.
Fazeen had previously also applied for a seat at BroadCom, but lost to former DhiTV reporter Aminath Ameena.
Fazeen, who started his journalist career in 2012, graduated with a Diploma in Information Technology from Villa College in July 2010.
He began is journalism career in Channel News Maldives (CNM) and later served as a Senior Video Journalist at RaajjeTV from February 2014.
Fazeen ran in the MDP primary for the Thulhaadhoo parliamentary seat, but lost to Hisaan Hussain – who went on to win the parliamentary elections.