KUWAIT, Nov 23 (KUNA) -- Senior Censor and Head of the Foreign Books
Department at the Ministry of Information Dalal Al-Mutairi said that Kuwait
International Book Fair attracts big numbers of visitors who seek new
publications in the book world.
Al-Mutairi told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Saturday, on the sidelines of
the 38th fair, that Kuwait enjoys a great amount of freedom when it comes to
books, which is one of the reasons behind the fair's continuous success. She
added that despite the fact that all information is now available on the
internet, yet people still tend to read books, and publishers pay huge
attention to the types of books that would attract readers.
She noted that it's not possible to apply traditional censorship to the
internet now with information technology allowing people to read censored
books. Al-Mutairi explained that the censored books are very few, including
those containing blasphemy, books that would cause religious tensions between
people with different beliefs, and books that may negatively affect the
country's political or economic side.
Al-Mutairi said that all countries around the world have censorship laws to
protect the stability of their societies. (end)
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