Photography Ban In Kuwait – False

Now this is an interesting development, it seems that the article published by the Kuwait times was a mistake. I previously posted about the article about a week ago, and I was infuriated, I couldn’t believe that could be enforced or let alone happen in Kuwait. Well I am thankful that it was a mistake based on Kuwait Times’ retraction below and I hope a law such as this is never even considered. Check out the article in the ArabTimes talking specifically about Photography and our Civil Liberties. Link: ArabTimes

On Saturday, November 20, 2010 the Kuwait Times published an article titled ‘Multi ministry camera ban frustrates artists’ in which incorrect information was provided. The newspaper regrets failing to verify the information. The article wrongly stated that a ban on DSLR cameras was implemented by the Ministries of Information, Social Affairs and Finance. This information is false. In a follow up investigation, it was proved that no such ban has been issued. We regret this error and deeply apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Thank you Moayad

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. I want to shoot the author… and not just with my camera :)

  2. I hate how every diwaneeya I went to talked about how this law passed and its for sure!! they need to remember that some newspapers here publish all kinds of nonsense just to sell !

  3. Miss Good Egg

    Honestly they should be fined already. Last month it was another article they published regarding allowing alcohol in 5 star hotels that later turned out to be false also and now this. Cheap commercial journalism that feeds on stirring up minefields of controversy.

    Someone should release a skunk in their building. Just make sure you piss it off first.

  4. well it is not new nothing is new in Kuwait right now so much is spend and so little is done , nothing surprise me.

    Kuwait our beloved country is getting in very hard days , this would not happens in KSA or UAE or Qatar , or Oman , and not only arabtimes , others talking about 80% Kuwaitis are not Kuwaitis and they have TV channel .

    i show this in the 1 blog i think in the world , too bad now every one know Kuwait as the country who band DSLR.

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