Blog archive: Kuwait

  • 28th August 2009
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    A satirical TV series which makes fun of Kuwaiti politicians seems to have found a simple way to get round a government ban – by changing its name for every episode. The privately-owned satellite channel, Scope TV, was ordered to suspend the 30-part series – specially produced for Ramadan –...
  • 8th August 2009
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    At long last, the system of employers’ sponsorship for foreign workers – a major cause of exploitation in the Arab Gulf states – seems to be coming to an end. Sponsorship, in effect, ties foreign workers (and their continued residence in the country) to a single employer, often with dire...

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