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Kuwait Court rejects TV channel’s case against information ministry

Ruling means suspension of Al Youm Television Channel broadcasting

Gulf News

Manama: A Kuwaiti court on Wednesday rejected a case filed by a privately owned television station to cancel a decision to suspend its programmes.

The information ministry in December revoked the licence granted to Al Youm Television Channel, claiming that it had failed to comply with the regulations governing broadcasting in the country.

The ministry reportedly said that the channel did not name a full-time manager to run the channel despite several warnings to abide by the rules.

However, the channel denied the ministry’s claims and said that it had complied fully with the regulations.

According to the media group that owned the television channel, Ahmad Jabr as the chairman of the board of the group was the de facto manager of the channel.

Al Youm charged that the ministry abused its interpretation of the full-time concept to deny the merit of Jabr as the channel manager.