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Social media influencers banned from entering parliament’s premises

The decision has been taken after an incident of misbehaviour with lawmakers by some unauthorised YouTuber/social media influencers at Gate No 1

Social media influencers have been banned from entering parliament’s premises!

The National Assembly Secretariat had decided to stop the entry of social media anchors within the limits of parliament following an incident. As per the notification, an unauthorized “social media influencer misbehaved with lawmakers at Gate No 1 of Parliament House on Dec 23, 2022.”

These YouTubers entered the precincts of Parliament House without authorized entry.

Henceforth, YouTubers, Tiktokers, and influencers on other social media platforms would not be allowed to cover the parliamentary proceedings.

It was, further, also decided by the National Assembly Secretariat that entry of only those reporters, journalists, and media personnel would be allowed who are associated with accredited media organizations along with a valid registration card of the concerned media organization.

The same incident was also conveyed to the president Press Reporters’ Association (PRA) to seek the PRA’s stance in this regard.

The PRA formally conveyed that it is only responsible for its members and the PRA detached itself from Youtubers and social media influencers.

Furthermore, PRA also decided to ensure a ban on the entry of unauthorized individuals into the Press Gallery and Press Lounge of the House.



Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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