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Tag Archives: social media

Expat fined KD 3,000 for sending lewd messages

KUWAIT CITY, June 15: The Misdemeanor Court ordered an expatriate to pay a fine of KD 3,000 over alleged misuse of the WhatsApp app through which he exposed the plaintiff to immorality and lewdness. According to the lawsuit filed by the plaintiff counsel Lawyer Maryam Faisal Al-Bahar, her client was …

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Kuwait to ‘monitor’ social media users

KUWAIT CITY, June 14: A governmental committee will be formed soon to deal with social media users who spread rumors, attack other countries or incite sectarianism and sedition quoting a high-ranking security source. According to the source, members of the committee include representatives from the ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs, …

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Articles in the age of Twitter

“IF YOU don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; but if you read it, you are misinformed” — American writer Samuel Langhorne Clemens aka Mark Twain (1835 — 1910). In this era of Twitter and other social media platforms, many give little interest to articles in newspapers. This is because …

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Social media monitored for misuse, criminal activity – Violators face imprisonment, fine

The past 5 years social media has become one of Kuwait’s top news sources, a fast and an easy way to communicate and reach others, and a neutral space to express thoughts and viewpoints. As the dependency on social media grows, the amount of people convicted for crimes committed on …

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Media awash with rights abuse clips – Bloggers cautioned

KUWAIT CITY, April 4: Lately, social media is awash with agitations to defend domestic workers rights and calls on sponsors to be humane in their treatment since they are also human. The sponsors are reminded that people engage in domestic jobs in order to meet their needs, reports Al-Qabas daily. …

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Social media … benefits & drawbacks

I was taken aback by the words of the Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist Eduardo Hughes Galeano when he said, “We are living in the age of materialism, where wedding ceremony is more important than love, funeral procession is more important than the deceased, clothes are important than the body, …

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Personal accounts exempt from E-law

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5, (KUNA): The electronic media law regulates the information profession and is not applicable to personal accounts on the social media, said the Information Ministry’s spokesman. Mohammad Al-Awwash denied in a statement on Monday allegations that the new law aims at tightening the noose on freedom of …

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Snapchat, social media spoiling teenage people – ‘Alien to tradition, culture’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Close watchers of the mobile application ‘snapchat’ and other social media networking sites observe an increasing rate of liquor and illicit drug consumption among the youth, in addition to stunts considered alien to the tradition and culture of Kuwaiti society. It has been noted that individuals …

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‘No restrictions on personal freedoms’ – Interior denies social network claims

KUWAIT CITY, July 13, (KUNA): The Ministry of Interior refuted on Wednesday rumors carried by the social networks that the Ministry has enacted a number of measures restricting the use of public freedoms, especially the freedom of speech. In a press statement, the Ministry said there is no basis for …

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Bloggers posting ‘harmful’ tweets face law: MoI – ‘Securitymen have huge role to safeguard security & stability’

KUWAIT CITY, July 4, (Agencies): Kuwaiti security personnel must be fully prepared to deal with any security-threatening situations, in the light of the current local and regional developments, said Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior Lt Gen Sulaiman Al-Fahad. This came in a press release by the Department of …

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