Ex Info Min un­veils book on Kuwait TV

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

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

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