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Kuwait - Journalists could be fined a million dollars for criticizing emir

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by a draft media law which the government unveiled on 8 April and which would deal a major setback to freedom of information in Kuwait if approved by the national assembly. It would allow the authorities to fine journalists up to 300,000 dinars (1 million dollars) for criticizing the emir or the crown prince, or misrepresenting what they say, and impose sentences of up to 10 years in prison on journalists who insult God, the Prophets of Islam, or the (...)

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