Kuwaiti Reaction to Jailing of Taiwanese Food Blogger

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News broke yesterday that a Taiwanese blogger named Liu was jailed and fined after she wrote a negative review of a local restaurant. The 21-year-old Kuwaiti blogger behind Froyo Nation was dismayed to see this result, especially after a blogger won a similar case in Kuwait in April.

A Kuwaiti court cleared Mark of 2:48PM of any wrongdoing and upheld his freedom of speech after a local Benihana outlet sued him over a poor review, and upheld his freedom of speech. She wonders what effect the decision will have on other bloggers.

Taiwanese Blogger Jailed Over Negative Restaurant Review

Can you imagine what this harsh sentence will do to the blogging community in Taiwan? Blogs around the world are starting to be viewed as a type of media, not as personal websites. I’m really thankful we have such a supportive community—people and officials—here in Kuwait.

Noodles

Read the full post on Froyo Nation.

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