|24 August, 2019

Saudi women with media licenses can run business in public place

The Ministry of Ministry of Media and the General Authority for Audiovisual Media have coordinated with the Ministry of Interior to find a mechanism to ensure the public interest while governing the work of women

Image used for illustrative purpose. A Saudi woman works inside the first all-female call centre in the kingdom's security sector, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 29, 2017.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A Saudi woman works inside the first all-female call centre in the kingdom's security sector, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 29, 2017.

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JEDDAH — Saudi women, who have media licenses, can now run their activities in public places, not necessarily in designated women-only spaces, following the changes in the regulations carried out by the concerned authorities recently, Okaz has learned.

The Ministry of Ministry of Media and the General Authority for Audiovisual Media have coordinated with the Ministry of Interior to find a mechanism to ensure the public interest while governing the work of women, based on the recommendations of the higher authorities.

The Ministry of Media has laid down conditions for granting media licenses which are as following:

• The minimum age requirement for the applicant is 25 years

• The applicant has to be a Saudi or Gulf national

• The applicant can be a foreign investor with a legitimate license to invest having five years of experience in the field

• Applicant can obtain a permit in 16 areas for those with a high school diploma and below.

 

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