Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Journalists on hunger strike after being denied Syndicate membership
In yet another blow to Egyptian journalists, the government-run journalist syndicate, has denied membership to about 40 journalists from independent newspapers. The decision is clearly politically motivated, discriminating against those not affiliated with governmental newspapers and who have views that oppose that of the government. Makram Mohammed Ahmed, the syndicate head behind the denials, is of course a mere puppet of the ruling NDP.
Photos of the sit-in here.