Saudi Women Can Now Run Business In Public Places

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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 Media and the General Authority for Audiovisual Media has 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.

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

• 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

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

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