Journalists permitted to report from inside the Majlis

Journalists will be allowed to enter the People’s Majlis with laptops, phones, and recorders in order to provide updates live, the parliament secretariat has said.

Previously, journalists were only allowed pen and paper inside the viewing gallery.

However, reporters will not be allowed to take photographs.

New outlets will have to apply for a permit to report live from the Majlis. The decision was made by outgoing Speaker Abdulla Shahid.