Maldives Journalist Association (MJA) has stated that a new president would be elected to the association during its Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The presidency seat of MJA became vacant with the resignation of former Maldives Media Council (MMC) member Mohamed Hamdhoon, who was holding the post.
MJA noted that they will open applications for the presidency post ahead of AGM which is scheduled to take place on June 18. A president would be elected following a vote amongst general members of the association.
Other matters on the agenda of the AGM includes asking for vote on the amendments proposed to MJA’s constitution by its Executive Committee. The amendments proposed by the Committee include the election of two female members to the Committee.
The vote can only be asked for should the AGM see the attendance of one fourth of association’s members. Therewith, MJA has requested attendance from all members.
MJA was birthed in 2009 – as a non-governmental organization representing local journalists which advocates for freedom of press and free speech. Since inception, the organization has advocated on the challenges faced by Maldivian journalists – attaining many successes in this trajectory. They have also successfully coordinated training and educational opportunities for Maldivian journalists.