Kuwaiti presenter under fire for sharing photo of his baby’s ultrasound

This seemingly innocent family photo of a happy couple has sparked fury
Updated 19 March 2018
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Kuwaiti presenter under fire for sharing photo of his baby’s ultrasound

CAIRO: A Kuwaiti television presenter stirred controversy on social media after sharing with his followers an ultrasound picture of his fetus, reports have said.

The young presenter shared a photo portrait of himself alongside his wife as they both posed – smiling – with an image of their baby’s ultrasound.

The picture shows the presenter putting his arms around his pregnant wife – who is dressed in a headscarf – while the couple hold the ultrasound picture together.

But rather than sharing in their apparently obvious joy, many took to social media, criticizing the decision to share the ultrasound scan.

The presenter received numerous angry comments from various Twitter users who voiced their disapproval of the “sharing private family photos.”

Some wrote “it was shameful” and “inconsistent with Kuwaiti traditions” to share the photo.

Others however regarded the act as “personal freedom,” adding that “it’s a beautiful photo” and that there was nothing wrong with sharing it.

“If those in the picture were Westerners, people would’ve said they are cute,” a Twitter user wrote.<br />


MBC Group inks deal with China’s National Radio and Television Administration

The agreement was signed at MBC Group’s headquarters in Dubai. (Supplied)
Updated 15 November 2018
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MBC Group inks deal with China’s National Radio and Television Administration

  • The deal will includ dubbed television programs from both territories, as well as joint productions
  • The digital media sector is of utmost importance to us: Al Ibrahim

JEDDAH: MBC Group has signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China’s National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) on Wednesday.
The MoU seeks to develop traditional and digital media content; sharing TV and film production expertise and competencies; and promoting and developing the human resource sector.
The strategic agreement will comprise media content in all its forms, including dubbed television programs from both territories, as well as joint productions.
The signing ceremony took place at MBC Group’s headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in the presence of MBC Group Chairman Sheikh Waleed Bin Ibrahim Al Ibrahim; Vice Chairman Ali Al-Hedeithy, and CEO Sam Barnett. Representing NRTA was Gao Jianmin, Deputy Minister of Information at NRTA, as well as a number of senior executives and consultants.
Al Ibrahim said: “The National Radio and Television Administration aims to develop a comprehensive media environment that simulates its peers from the world's largest companies, in terms of efficiency, performance, innovation, research and development, as well as other areas of growth and development.”
In terms of digital media, the agreement will see MBC showcasing Chinese films dubbed and translated into Arabic, with NRTA tailoring MBC content for Chinese audiences.
“The digital media sector is of utmost importance to us; digital platforms are now a necessity for the growth of any media organization in the region and the world. Investing in the event industry and in human capital is as crucial as investing in media content, so we are now sharing our experiences in these sectors with our partners in China,” Al Ibrahim said.
Jianmin stated: “We are pleased to announce today this strategic cooperation with MBC in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative. MBC has established over the years the prime broadcasting platform across the Middle East and North Africa region and we believe our partnership will support the cultural cooperation and content sharing across our regions.
“We are looking forward to a successful cooperation that will represent one more milestone on the long history of exchanges between China and the Middle East.”
The agreement also includes the attendance and participation of both parties in events and festivals hosted by either party. For example, this includes the participation of MBC in the China-Arab Cooperation Forum in Radio and Television, in addition to other television and film festivals held in China. Meanwhile, MBC Group will host NRTA at media, film, television and festival events in the region.
Resourcing and the human development sector is at the heart of this agreement, focusing on the exchange of expertise through joint seminars, courses and training programs aimed at honing the human talent of both parties.