Aiminath Shifleen has been named the best journalist of 2021.
Shifleen, who works for Dhauru, contested against Nazim Hassan of Adhahdhu News and Mohamed Yameen of Vaguthu Online. The best journalist was selected by public vote and judges' marks.
The Maldives Media Council (MMC) has also awarded the most promising journalist of the year. This year, the award went to Aalim Abdul Latif, who previously worked for Sun Online and currently works for Mihaaru News.
Award-winning journalists and fields
Video Journalism - Ahmed Ali
Photo Journalism - Nishan Ali (Mihaaru)
Politics - Fazeena Ahmed (Mihaaru)
Business - Ahmed Naif (Dhauru)
Judicial Constituency - Shafna Hussain (Dhauru)
Sports - Mohamed Azzam (Adhadhu)
Social Sector - Mohamed Hamdhoon (Mihaaru)
Feature Writing - Najah Mas'ood (Mihaaru)
Graphics and Illustrations - Abdulla Shafeeu (Adhadhu)
MMC's Lifetime Achievement or "Hayaathee Arutha" award, which has been given out since 2013, went to Dr. Ali Rafeeq and Madulu Mohamed Waheed this year.