Ministry Of Information Has Started Monitoring Unauthorized News Websites
Category: Kuwait

Ministry of Information has started monitoring unauthorized news websites in preparation for taking legal actions against them, reports Al-Rai daily.

Director of Electronic Publishing Department at the ministry Lafi Al-Subai’e said the ministry, with the aim of enforcing the law that regulates electronic media after the deadline in July for news websites to obtain license, has started enumerating the sites for which the owners did not apply for a license.

He indicated that a list is being prepared and the owners of those sites will be referred to the competent authorities for violating the electronic media law, adding that their websites will be closed down.


Al-Subai’e revealed that the department has since received 486 applications for licenses, adding that around 174 of them have been completed while the procedures for the rest are on the verge of completion.

On the other hand, an informed source said the ministry is monitoring violators of the law related to electronic media, indicating that this includes online newspapers, news websites or even TV media services on the Internet.

He stressed that no professional electronic media will be allowed without a permit.


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