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MB: Holding Journalists Elections on Time Victory for Free Press
MB: Holding Journalists Elections on Time Victory for Free Press
Mr. Ahmed Ezz Eddin, media spokesman for Muslim Brotherhood (MB) journalists, expressed his delight as the Egyptian Journalists' Syndicate announced Wednesday October 26 the date to hold elections for the post of syndicate chairman and general assembly members.
Wednesday, October 19,2011 09:39
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 Mr. Ahmed Ezz Eddin, media spokesman for Muslim Brotherhood (MB) journalists, expressed his delight as the Egyptian Journalists' Syndicate announced Wednesday October 26 the date to hold elections for the post of syndicate chairman and general assembly members. He also praised Egyptian justice for ending attempts to disrupt the journalists’ trade union endeavours when, on Sunday, Egypt’s High Administrative Court overturned an administrative court decision issued last week to cancel both Journalists' Syndicate elections.

In a statement to IkhwanWeb, Ezz Eddin said that setting the date of the elections “is a victory for the free will of the journalists who want to move to an elected assembly that will restore journalists lost freedoms and provide excellent services to all journalists”.

He explained that MB journalist candidates (namely: Mohammad Abdul Quddus, Qutb Al-Arabi, Hani Makkawi, Hani Salah Eddin, and Khaled Barakat) are ready for the elections, and have a clear vision for the advancement of the syndicate.

Salah Abdel-Maksoud, syndicate acting chairman, announced in a press conference that the General Assembly agenda will include starting the registration process on Wednesday at 10:00 AM, and will continue over two hours. In the absence of a quorum, the registration period is to be extended by one hour, and then another and so on. Casting votes will continue for 5 hours, from 12-5PM, or from 2 to 7PM. In the case of incomplete quorum of the general assembly, elections will be postponed to November 16 due to Eid Al-Adha holiday coinciding with the legal period for the re-run.

In the case of full quorum for the registration, the general assembly will be in permanent session to complete the elections processes and procedures.

tags: MB Journalists / Journalists Syndicate / Press Freedom / Syndicate Elections / Egyptian Journalists
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