Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah stressed Kuwaiti media's ability to fortify national unity affirming the government opposition to prejudice against any segment of the society.
"Kuwaiti media excel in taking responsibility and is able to be a key partner in fortifying national unity," said the minister in a statement to Al-Qabas newspaper, published on Sunday.
"Our national unity cannot be bidden over or altered by irresponsible actions by individuals," noted Sheikh Salman, reiterating the government strong keenness on protecting the national unity, which is a red line that has "no room for tampering." He noted that Kuwait has been witnessing current on-going rapid regional events, "but our national unity is safe as our society is cohesive and keen on working within the constitutional frameworks and the principle of respect for the state institutions, and whoever tries to offend these principles, will take full responsibility of his/her action." Sheikh Salman stressed "the Information Ministry will not hesitate to take firm action against anyone who tries to harm our national unity." On the Information Ministry's role of organizing and following up on offensive remarks posted on social networking websites, Sheikh Salman stressed that the ministry is proceeding with a project to regulate electronic media, after his discussions with media institutions and bodies, officials of which "emphasized the need to preserve media freedoms."