2005 News Story

Shura Council approves writers’ association

Chairman of the culture, information and youth committee at the Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shura), Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Qadi, has reported that this week the Council discussed and approved a system for the establishment of a fully independent writers’ association. The association, he said, will protect the rights of authors and offer assistance in publishing and promoting their writings. The Ministry of Culture and Information will form a steering committee to choose the members who will then elect the board of directors.