Kuwaiti minister defends ‘retrogressive’ media bill

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Tue, 2023-09-26 19:28

LONDON: Kuwaiti Information Minister Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi on Monday defended a new draft of a controversial media bill aimed at regulating the industry in the country, the Kuwait Times reported. 

Al-Mutairi, who was speaking at a meeting of members of the media to explain the draft law, said he welcomed feedback from journalists, editors and others industry professionals, adding that authorities are “ready to hear all remarks … all with the intent of enhancing Kuwaiti media and promoting conscientious freedoms.”

Journalists found to have breached the new regulations would be punished with hefty fines and in some cases prison. (AFP/File)
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