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Kuwait relaxes TV censorship

The Ministry of Information says it will no longer assess drama programs prior to broadcast

Kuwait relaxes TV censorship

Kuwait’s Ministry of Information has reportedly relaxed censorship of television programs, contending that it does not want to undermine creative content.

Authorities would now assess various drama shows after broadcasting rather than before, Ministry of Information’s assistant undersecretary Loulwa Al Salem announced, according to Arab Times.

Production firms also would no longer need to obtain a permit for each stage of production, making the process more efficient and less costly.

The relaxed regulations would be reviewed in a year, Al Salem said.

Kuwait has had strict censorship laws surrounding the publication and broadcast of information and creative arts and last year suspended the operations of two newspapers.