Arab Today, arab today constitution writers ‘ignored press union’
Last Updated : GMT 07:58:03
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Egypt media rights unchanged

Constitution writers ‘ignored press union’

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Constitution writers ‘ignored press union’

Newspapers on sale outside Cairo’s al-Azhar mosque
Cairo - Akram Ali

Newspapers on sale outside Cairo’s al-Azhar mosque Cairo - Akram Ali Egypt\'s Syndicate of Journalists spoke out on Monday after it says its proposals for amending the country’s constitution were ignored. In a statement, the union said the committee of 10 experts in charge of amending Egypt’s suspended constitution disregarded all of its recommendations. These included proposals to stop newspapers being banned and for scrapping jail penalties for press cases, the syndicate stated, saying the committee had not made any changes at all to the relevant articles in the constitution. The panel ignored a proposal to protect journalists’ right to obtain information, the statement said. The union also criticised the fact the president’s right to appoint the heads of media councils remained unchanged. The 2012 constitution, suspended by interim President Adly Mansour on July 3, allowed for the closure of media outlets and confiscation of publications, provided a court order was issued. With the first draft of the revised charter now complete, the constitution will be handed to the interim president and considered by a second committee of 50 representatives from different Egyptian institutions. The syndicate urged the committee of 50 to respond to its nine proposals, emphasising its refusal to accept what it described as the old approach, which ignored its demands. The proposals did not aim to achieve special gains for the journalists, simply to defend the right to knowledge, the statement said. Meanwhile, the head of the journalists’ syndicate Diaa Rashwan said the union’s council had discussed the current challenges facing journalists in Egypt, especially during the curfew imposed by authorities on August 14. He added that the group urged authorities to accept the press identification card carried by its members as a legal license to allow journalists to work after curfew hours. Rashwan said that the journalists Tamer Abdel-Raouf and Ahmed Abdel-Gawad who were killed during the forceful dispersal of Muslim Brotherhood sit-in protests in Cairo on August 14, would be offered an “exceptional” pension.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today constitution writers ‘ignored press union’ Arab Today, arab today constitution writers ‘ignored press union’

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordan airline suggests flyers 'talk'

GMT 11:59 2017 Friday ,24 March

Jordan airline suggests flyers 'talk'
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes

GMT 08:35 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes

GMT 06:28 2017 Wednesday ,08 March

My career as a journalist enriched me

GMT 12:05 2017 Tuesday ,07 March

Explains importance of photojournalism

GMT 08:13 2017 Tuesday ,07 March

Pressure mounts on Uber and CEO

GMT 13:40 2017 Wednesday ,01 March

NUMP's conference to discuss proplems

GMT 06:43 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Kalam Nawaem made a difference in social issues

GMT 03:52 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars

GMT 18:12 2017 Friday ,24 February

Zainab al-Maliki reveals herTV presenter models

GMT 15:32 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success
View News in Arabic - Media: وسائل الإعلام أخبار
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Yemen children dream of school

GMT 07:25 2017 Friday ,24 March

Yemen children dream of school
Arab Today, arab today MP submits a petition to dismiss university head

GMT 06:21 2017 Friday ,24 March

MP submits a petition to dismiss university head
Arab Today, arab today Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry

GMT 04:51 2017 Friday ,24 March

Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design

GMT 13:22 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design
Arab Today, arab today Renault Trezor wins design award

GMT 11:56 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Renault Trezor wins design award
Arab Today, arab today Merna Waleed praises her work with Soad Hosni

GMT 07:03 2017 Wednesday ,22 March

Merna Waleed praises her work with Soad Hosni
Arab Today, arab today 2017 already marked

GMT 15:25 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

2017 already marked

GMT 07:12 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Donia Abdel Aziz participates in "Game of Silence"

GMT 22:00 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Number of unwedded girls amounts to 2.5m

GMT 10:34 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Mexico threatens to ditch US corn imports

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 07:38 2017 Friday ,24 March

Pass health bill Friday or he'll move on

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 March

US, Britain ban laptops on flights

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday