Safa appointed BroadCom member

Safa Shafeeq appointed a member of Maldives Broadcasting Commission (BroadCom) on May 9, 2023. (Photo/President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Tuesday, has appointed Safa Shafeeq as a member of the Maldives Broadcasting Commission (BroadCom).

She was presented her letter of appointment by President Solih during a special ceremony held at the President’s Office on Tuesday morning.

Following the presentation of the appointment – President Solih and Safa discussed pertinent issues related to the broadcasting sector.

Shafa holds a Master of Arts in Social Policy from Maldives National University (MNU) and Masters of Arts in Communication from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT), Malaysia. She has also been working as a television personality for state broadcaster Public Service Media (PSM) since 2006.

Applications for BroadCom membership were opened following the resignation of former Vice President Ahmed Gais to partake in President Solih’s campaign for MDP’s presidential primary. Subsequently, President Solih appointed Mohamed Fazeen, who was serving as a member already, as the Vice President.

With the appointment of Safa, the current composition of BroadCom stands as follows;

  • Mariyam Waheeda, President
  • Mohamed Fazeen, Vice President
  • Amjadh Yoosuf
  • Ali Yoosuf, Member
  • Aminath Ameena, Member
  • Mohamed Fazeen, Member
  • Shifla Ibrahim, Member
  • Safa Shafeeq, Member

BroadCom is constituted of seven members – each appointed for a term of five years. They are an independent institution mandated to govern the implementation of the Broadcasting Act and regulate the broadcasting sector.