The President’s Office has conducted special collaborative discussions with representatives of local media houses.
The special collaborative discussion meeting was led by Minister at the President’s Office for Strategic Communications Ibrahim Khaleel, jointly with senior officials from the President's Office.
It was attended by several senior representatives from local media outlets.
The meeting held at the President’s Office on Thursday revolved around formulating a procedural framework to be followed on the implementation of the presidential pledge by President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu to allocate a suitable portion of the government's budget to media.
Minister Khaleel reassured that the incumbent administration was committed to impartially share news and information with “all” media outlets.
He further assured that there was no “black list” and reiterated the Muizzu administration’s commitment to ensure the growth of media in the Maldives, including the establishment of a media village as outlined in the President's pledges as well as the provision of education and training opportunities for media professionals.
In addition to this, Minister Khaleel highlighted that the Communications Office at the President's Office would closely monitor the activities of government departments in disclosing information to media outlets.
The minister reaffirmed that the government’s commitments to media houses, would be fulfilled.
The meeting addressed strategies to overcome challenges faced by the media as well.
The President's Office has announced plans to continue holding discussions and exchange sessions with the media in the future as well.