Kuwait targets media outlets amid political tensions

Kuwait announced Wednesday the withdrawal of licenses and legal action against dozens of media outlets amid political tensions that saw the country’s parliament dissolved.

“The licenses of 90 online news sites have been withdrawn and 73 media outlets have been referred to the state prosecution over the past two weeks due to violations of the law,” the information ministry said.

The outlets were targeted for alleged violations including “spreading false news,” an official said.

Also Wednesday, Kuwait’s crown prince said that parliament would be dissolved and called for new elections within months as disputes escalate between the legislature and cabinet.


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