Journalists vote to reclaim their syndicate

Journalist and activist Radwan Adam looks proudly at the steps of the Journalists Syndicate as his fellow journalists prepare to head to the polls for the syndicate elections on Wednesday.

For nearly a decade, the steps leading up to the Journalists Syndicate building were a hub for protests against the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak, a refuge for political activists of all currents during a time when public space was staunchly policed. The Journalists Syndicate was dubbed the “syndicate of opinions.”

On 26 October, nearly 6000 journalists will vote for a new board after the Supreme Administrative Court revoked a prior lower court ruling canceling the elections.

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