May 28, 2012

Ministry of Information Interviewed by Students

Students from the Kuwait High School Journalism program practiced their newly acquired  journalism skills by interviewing key stakeholders in Kuwait. On May 16, 2012, a group of participants interviewed the Kuwait Minister of Information, Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Mubarak Al-Sabah, and former Kuwait Minister of Commerce and Member of Parliament, Dr. Yousef Zalzalah. 

Students organized and administered interviews with each Minister, taking photographs and asking about 20 questions to gain biographical information for each individual as well as their perspective on freedom of press and media in Kuwait. Each Minister answered each question for at least an hour. Students learned how Kuwait acquired the highest rating of press freedom in the Arab world. Furthermore, when Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Mubarak Al-Sabah would do if he had the opportunity to change the press in Kuwait, he answered he would like pay attention to Kuwaiti press and stress the importance of responsibility and credibility in the field of journalism. Both individuals advised students to gain as much as they could from activities like the High School Journalism Education Program. 

Representatives from the US Embassy, Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and iEARN attended the meeting, as well as members of the press. Please click here to view press coverage of the event. 

The Kuwait High School Journalism Education Program is sponsored by the Embassy of the United States of America in Kuwait and the Middle East Partnership Initiative; and facilitated by iEARN.