310 news websites licensed

KUWAIT: Acting Information Ministry Undersecretary Mohammad Al-Awash asked the municipality to divide the three lots allocated for use by non-daily newspapers, magazines, satellite channels and information services to six equal lots of 1,500 sq m each.

Awash asked for allocating new lots to the information ministry so that they could be distributed to the largest number of beneficiaries. An informed source said the information ministry is contemplating granting lots to Kuwaiti satellite channels according to rules to be determined later.

The source said the electronic media law commits the information ministry to provide care and support to news websites, but this does not mean granting them land. He said the number of licensed news websites is 310, so the ministry is working on allocating premises for a news websites union with offices for them. – Al-Qabas