In the address at the commencement of the inaugural Parliament session today, the President vowed a commitment to transparency, declaring that the government’s operations will unfold under the scrutiny of journalists and citizens alike.
Emphasizing a newfound openness, the President revealed a series of proactive measures, including five recent engagements with journalists within the past 11 weeks. Government agencies are mandated to establish media units, ensuring a continuous flow of information to the press. Press conferences on pivotal matters are now a regular feature of government communication strategy.
Notably, the President asserted a rejection of secrecy, assuring that there will be no blacklisting preventing access to the President’s Office, specific government agencies, or select media outlets. In a bid to address office space constraints for the media, a groundbreaking decision to establish a media village in Hulhumale was announced.
This strategic move not only highlights the government’s commitment to transparency but also signals a tangible effort to enhance collaboration between the administration and the media, fostering an environment of openness and shared information.