The parliamentary educational and cultural affairs' committee is scheduled to begin a session on Monday to examine the new electronic media law and proposed amendments to the media law - under chairmanship of the National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanem. The National Assembly Media Department said in a statement, issued on Saturday, that the session, due on April 27-29, would involve representatives of government authorities, welfare societies and media experts.
Committee Chairman MP Dr. Odah Al-Ruwai'ee said in a statement that there is great need for such laws to regulate the media and the publication industry, particularly the e-media, in shadow of developments in these realms worldwide. He indicated that debates at such level are necessary to reach the best wording for these laws, as well as for sake of serving public interests.
The commission will not tackle these issues hurriedly; MP Al-Ruwai'ee said adding that remarks and recommendations will be issued to modify excerpts of texts that cannot be applied in the Kuwaiti society.