Kuwait: From Novel Ads to the History of Bloggers

Q from Kuwaitism takes us on a flash back in time to when advertisements in Kuwait were creative and attractive.

This time I’ll post an ad for Kuwait Airways that I liked a lot, when they first started their route to Paris back in 1965.

Yet we are pulled back from the good old days to the present, where people like snookie, who is trying to get her friend to visit Kuwait is faced with ‘Intercultural Stereotyping.’

Her mom has been telling her ridiculous things that she says she got from the internet. Things like getting arrested for taking photographs, being kidnapped, beaten up and some other really crazy stuff. I keep telling my friend that all that is ridiculous.

The Stallion, a guy with a passion for animals (the name isn't a hint at all), reminds us that The Protecting Animal Welfare Society
2nd Annual PAWS for The Cause Dog Show is near.

Join for a host of activities including; advice on pet health from ‘Ask the Vets’ stall; take part in fun dog shows (and win a much coveted winner’s rosette); shop for pet products; visit the bric a brac stalls for a bargain or two; lunch on a tasty snack; Strut your Mutt for other pet owners to admire, or picnic with your pooch in the verdant shade of the Embassy gardens.

Nothing crazy can happen these days without a blogger notcing it (or are bloggers the only ones to notice crazy things nowadays?)

And rado watched something crazy while walking around..

about 10 windows broken in a tower at Sharq after the flag start flying… And the fireman’s close the street and fix it

Meanwhile, Forzaq8 points out that Kuwait is losing its compulsory license rights because of pressure from the US.

Our Fablous Government is throwing yet more of our Rights away.
I don’t know why our government is always Eager to sign anything that they are presented with , not sure there is much thinking going on there
Now According to the BBC

The most disturbing illustration of this double standard is the IIPA’s criticism of compulsory copyright licensing requirements.
Countries around the world, particularly those in the developing world (including Kuwait)all face demands to
eliminate compulsory licensing schemes in the publishing and broadcasting fields

In a matter related to blogging, a couple of Kuwaiti bloggers were interviewed by Kuwait TV (a government-run television). One of them was Nibaq, who has the following to say about the interview:

The interview can be easily summed up as intro to Kuwait Blogging and the blogging scene in general. We were mostly asked one by one on blogging, how we started, what we wrote and then it dove more into the political/social aspect of it in Kuwait and the world.

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