Results for Category: Kuwait

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Kuwait’s Media Landscape: An Overview

Kuwait has a relatively open media environment in comparison to its Gulf neighbours, and is ranked highest of all the Gulf states in the Reporters Without Borders 2016 World Press Freedom Index. However, its ranking of 103 (out of 179) indicates that Kuwaiti journalists face restrictions on their reporting and that negative portrayals of certain subjects, such as Islam or the ruling family, remain off-limits.

From Fencing Champion to Gender-Equality Activist: Kuwait’s Balsam Al-Ayoub

Balsam spent five years participating in an average of ten to twelve fencing competitions annually across Europe, Asia, and the MENA region. In 2015, twenty years after her introduction to fencing, Balsam established the Sports and Society Committee in Kuwait’s Sport Club, where she trains today. Her success as a champion athlete impacted the debate about women’s abilities to become leaders and to overcome their so-called emotional tendencies by learning discipline and focus and by tackling tasks tenaciously, despite the many obstacles that lay in the way.

Kuwaiti Oil Sparks Tensions with Neighbours

Surrounded by regional powerhouses like Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran, there could always be someone after your oil. That is the sentiment of many Kuwaitis, with some of them even using the word ‘monsters’ rather than ‘powerhouses’. Kuwait has good reason to be wary of its neighbours, although news reports about oil-greedy neighbours should be viewed with caution. This is not only because one neighbour may try to slander the other, but also because Kuwait may have an interest in scaring its own people.