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Media Law in Kuwait by ALKAZEMI

Media Law in Kuwait

By Mariam Alkazemi, Ali A. Dashti, Ildiko Kaposi, Matt J. Duffy†


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this analysis of media law in Kuwait surveys the massively altered and enlarged legal landscape traditionally encompassed in laws pertaining to freedom of expression and regulation of communications. Everywhere, a shift from mass media to mass self-communication has put enormous pressure on traditional law models.

An introduction describing the main actors and salient aspects of media markets is followed by in-depth analyses of print media, radio and television broadcasting, the Internet, commercial communications, political advertising, concentration in media markets, and media regulation. Among the topics that arise for discussion are privacy, cultural policy, protection of minors, competition policy, access to digital gateways, protection of journalists’ sources, standardization and interoperability, and liability of intermediaries. Relevant case law is considered throughout, as are various ethical codes.

A clear, comprehensive overview of media legislation, case law, and doctrine, presented from the practitioner’s point of view, this book is a valuable time-saving resource for all concerned with media and communication freedom. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Kuwait will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative media law.

Publish Date 06/11/2018
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403503110
SKU 10065109-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors


General Introduction

Part I. Freedom of Speech

Chapter 1. Constitution

Chapter 2. Legislation from the National Assembly

Part II. Regulation of Print Media

Chapter 1. The Journalists’ Profession

Chapter 2. Journalists’ Rights

Chapter 3. Journalists’ Liability

Chapter 4. Access to Public Information

Part III. Regulation of Audio-Visual Media

Chapter 1. Public Broadcasting

Chapter 2. Private Broadcast

Chapter 3. Program Standards

Chapter 4. Political Broadcasting

Chapter 5. Regulations of Advertising

Part IV. Cross Ownership Regulation

Part V. Supervision: Media Regulator

Part VI. Kuwait Media Law in International Perspective

Chapter 1. Freedom of Speech: Constitutional Provisions

Chapter 2. Legal Restraints on Freedom of Speech: Prior Restraint

Chapter 3. Censorship of Political Speech

Chapter 4. Film Censorship

Chapter 5. Protecting Individuals: Defamation

Chapter 6. Protecting Communities: Hateful and Offensive Religious Speech and Blasphemy

Part VII. Selected Cases in Kuwaiti Media Law

Chapter 1. Blasphemy

Chapter 2. Indecency

Chapter 3. Sectarian Sedition

Chapter 4. Challenging and Insulting the Ruler

Chapter 5. License Violations

Chapter 6. State Security

Selected Bibliography