• Kuwait: Concert with American singer cancelled

    A concert with the American singer Akon was scheduled to be held on 11 April 2015, but was cancelled after more than 9,000 tweets with the hashtag #Stop_Saturday_Concert_in Kuwait (in Arabic language) called for a cancellation of the concert. The discussion on Twitter became a heated debate between Kuwaiti citizens about social and religious values […]
  • Kuwait: Music distributor pulls out of Kuwait because of censorship

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Kuwait:Music distributor pulls out of Kuwait because of censorship Music Master, a leading Dubai-based music distributor, has stopped its Kuwait operations because state censorship of albums and artwork makes it impossible to operate, reported Arabian Business on 31 January 2011. Albums by mainstream artists such as Beyonce and Lady Gaga have run into […]
  • Kuwait: BBC reports how musicians in Kuwait struggle with censorship

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Kuwait: BBC reports how musicians in Kuwait struggle with censorship Video report by Howard Johnson, BBC While the music industry in the Gulf is a lucrative one, government censors are proving a big barrier to commercial success for some artists. In February 2012, Virgin Megastore, the region’s biggest music retailer, closed its flagship […]
  • United Arab Emirates: Censored rap duo ready with new album

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## United Arab Emirates / (Saudi Arabia / Kuwait):Censored rap duo publishes new album The first and only album of the Emirati hip-hop duo Desert Heat which came out in 2008, was banned in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, reported AFP. It is still unknown if censorship will also be the fate of their next […]
  • Kuwait: Member of parliament wants music teaching banned

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Kuwait: Member of parliament wants music teaching banned “We will not allow our schools to become centres for graduating dancers. (…) We call for halting this, otherwise, we will use constitutional tools. This could lead to grilling the prime minister,” the Kuwaiti member of parliament Mohammad Hayef told reporters according to Agence France-Presse, […]
  • Kuweit: Concert closed for ‘defying the conservative traditions’

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Kuweit:Concert closed for ‘defying the conservative traditions’ The Kuwaiti department for monitoring public entertainment abrubtly ended a concert by the Egyptian singer Tamer Hosni because of a kiss, reported The Associated Press A woman from the audience jumped onto the stage, hugged the Egyptian singer Tamer Hosni and gave him a kiss. For […]
  • Kuwait: Music shops closed

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Kuwait:Music shops closed Music shops in Kuwait have been closed on the claim of defending morals and Islamic obligations, and a new censorship law threatens freedom of expression in the country, reported Arabic Network for Human Rights Information on 6 February 2008. An article published by the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Watan described an on-going […]
  • Kuwait: Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram banned

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Kuwait: Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram bannedOfficials at Ministry of Information in Kuwait say that its Censorship Department has refused a request for a concert during the Muslim holiday Eid Al Fitr for Lebanese Nancy Ajram and Kuwaiti singer Nabil Shu’ail. A committee member stated that Nancy Ajram – known as “The Maria Carey of […]
  • Censorship in Kuwait

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Censorship in KuwaitAn Islamist lawmaker has said he was coordinating with other MPs to ban music education at schools in Kuwait because it was “anti-Islamic and a waste of time.”From ABC news online; http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1016896.htm Read more: By author’s name, alphabetical:
  • The Middle East: New restrictions on satellite tv

    NEWS The Middle East:New restrictions on satellite tv Freedom of expression in the Middle East suffered a major setback on 12 February 2008 when 21 information ministers of the Arab League agreed on a new charter which requires satellite tv broadcasting “not to offend leaders in the Arab world” and to “protect Arab identity from […]
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