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Egypt's Press Syndicate postpones general assembly for second time

The assembly, where issues including press freedom laws were to be discussed, has been rescheduled for 1 April

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Friday 18 Mar 2016
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Egypt's Journalists Syndicate delayed on Friday for the second time a general assembly meant to discuss several important matters, citing a "lack of a quorum," according to a statement by the syndicate. 

The assembly was slated for the discussion of a number of issues including the syndicate’s budget, press freedom laws, imprisoned reporters and “violations” against journalists by the state.

The assembly, which has been rescheduled for 1 April, requires that 25 percent the 10,000 syndicate members with voting rights be present for it to take place.

Syndicate secretary-general Gamal Abdel-Rehim said that 220 journalist were present at the Friday meeting.

Abdel-Rehim said that if the third assembly failed to take place, the matters on hand would be discussed and ratified by the syndicate council. 

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