Ex Info Min unveils book on Kuwait TV
Former minister of information Mohammad Al-Sanousi launched his new book titled “Kuwait TV - Chronicles and Tales 1961-1985” at a ceremony on Monday evening.
The ceremony, held at the theater of the National Library of Kuwait, gathered Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah and a large number of media celebrities and intelligentsia.
In a statement to the gathering, Sheikh Salman, also president of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), highly commended the book for its “documenting of important moments in the history of Kuwait TV in an eloquent way.” He also praised “the great contributions and dedicated efforts” made by the media people and artists to the development of Kuwait TV.
“Kuwait TV has been able to overcome the challenges and changes in the media domain thanks to the care of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah the founder of Kuwait’s modern media, and the sincere sons of Kuwait,” the minister added. Sheikh Salman appreciated the remarkable contributions of Sanousi to the modernization of the media discourse in a free, professional and unconventional way.
Director General of the National Library Kamel Abduljalil said the new book provides the readers with an insight into the development process of Kuwait TV over 24 years. “The book covers a critical period in the history of Kuwait TV which followed its establishment on November 5, 1961,” he added.
Meanwhile, Sanousi, who led the Ministry of Information between April and December, 2006, thanked Sheikh Salman and the other celebrities for attending the launching ceremony of his book. He added that his book is a tribute to the pioneers of the Kuwaiti mass media who made outstanding contributions to the progress of Kuwait TV. During the ceremony a documentary was screed showing the photos and videos of the main events covered by the book. — KUNA