The Communications and Multimedia Content Forum (the Content Forum) announces the appointment of Rafiq Razali, Group Managing Director of Media Prima, as its new Chairman following the Content Forum’s recently concluded Annual General Meeting.
Commencing his two-year term on 30 January 2024, Razali succeeds outgoing chairman Kenny Ong, presently the Managing Director of Sony Music Entertainment for Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam.
In his new capacity, Rafiq Razali assumes leadership in shaping a resilient self-regulatory framework for the communications and multimedia content industry. Together with the Content Forum’s council members, he will formulate strategic initiatives aligning with the organisation’s vision, placing significant emphasis on self-regulation and best practices essential for industry growth and consumer protection.
Expressing his gratitude for the entrusted responsibility, Razali stated, “I am sincerely thankful for this role, a privilege that carries great responsibility. I look forward to not only upholding but raising the bar on the exemplary work done by the Content Forum since its inception.”
Drawing on his extensive background, which involves navigating dynamic industries, Razali underscored the imperative of evolving to meet the ever-expanding content landscape’s dynamic demands. He expressed the need for regulations and influence to extend to a wider spectrum of platforms and industries.
“Continuous attention and thorough consideration of the needs of our esteemed members at the Content Forum are paramount moving forward. My goal is to broaden the Content Forum’s scope, recognising that consumed content extends beyond licensed platforms in Malaysia. Ideally, the Content Forum and the Content Code should encompass a more extensive array of industries as we progress,” he remarked.
Recognised for his transformative leadership, Razali has shaped Malaysia’s digital media landscape, steering Media Prima to become a dominant force in the industry. His strategic contributions include unifying digital strategy across the Media Prima Group and implementing a groundbreaking Big Data strategy, earning REV Media Group the 2019 Digital Publisher of the Year distinction.
With a comprehensive background in commercialisation, business development, and digital strategy, Rafiq Razali brings valuable experience to his role as Chairman of the Content Forum, showcasing his ability to excel in diverse work environments and navigate the complexities of the digital landscape.
Congratulating Razali, Mediha Mahmood, CEO of the Content Forum, conveyed enthusiasm for the collaborative journey ahead. “We look forward to jointly fostering a content ecosystem that embraces creativity, innovation, and sustainable industry growth. Our shared commitment involves upholding the cultural richness, harmony, and values integral to Malaysia within the dynamic landscape of the content industry.”
The Content Forum stands as an independent self-regulatory organisation, leading the charge in advocating for self-regulation of content across electronic networked mediums. The Content Forum is responsible for developing and updating the Content Code, a cornerstone in Malaysia’s content regulation that influences the ethical, responsible, and creative dimensions of the nation’s communications and multimedia industry.
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