KUWAIT, April 9 (KUNA) -- Minister of Information and Minister of State for
Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah said on Tuesday that the
recently-approved media draft law will likely bolster Kuwaiti media.
In a press statement after the inauguration of the 19th conference of the
Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU), Sheikh Salman said that the draft law
will address any transgressions to media laws and regulations without dealing
with them as crimes worthy of being punished through the penal code.
The minister added that with regard to all social media services no license
would be needed from the Information Ministry to issue an account, and should
a case involving these services come into lawful questioning, it would be
handled with the parameters of media laws set by the ministry not by the penal
Sheikh Salman noted that the draft law will now be subjected to
constitutional scrutiny before being turned over to the national assembly for
further perusal. (end)
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