Managing Editor of Avas Online, Ahmed Naaif, was elected as a member of Maldives Media Council (MMC) on Saturday.
Naaif secured the election held at the Ministry of Home Affairs to appoint a member for the vacant position in MMC by a large majority. He scored 63 votes, while his opponent, former journalist at Dhivehi Raajjeyge Adu Ibrahim Naushad, scored only nine.
Naushad, who also won the Media Council Award, represented community news outlet ‘Noonu Info’ in the election, whereas Naaif represented Avas Online.
Naaif had previously worked in Sun Online and Haveeru News as well.
The election commenced in order to replace journalist of Raajje TV, Ali Yoosuf, as he had completed his term on the council.
MMC is comprised of 15 members.