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Election Supervisory Committee in the Syrian Journalists Association SJA announced, on Tuesday evening, 5/19/2020, the final results of the second round of the chairmanship elections for the 2020-2023 term after the end of the objections period, with the victory of Masab Saoud over his rival, Riyad Mu’assas, as chairman of SJA. The elections for the new executive board, including a chairman and...

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SJA has announced the start of receiving applications for candidacy from its members for the position of Chairman/Chairwoman of the Association and its executive officers for a new cycle in the next three years. The Supervision Committee of the elections for the current session of 2020-2023 indicated that the reception of candidacy applications starts on Wednesday, April 14, 2020, at 15:00 (EES...

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Since the beginning of the peaceful movement in March 2011 in Syria, Syrian women have stood side-by-side with men, through their participation in organizing demonstrations, but the role of women has subsequently been evident, as a media activist, journalist, field photographer, and media speaker.  The syrian woman have emerged despite the great risks that surrounding her, especially after  the...

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Brussels The Syrian Journalists Association had held several meetings on the sidelines of the Brussels III conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region, on 12-14 March 2019. SJA called for strengthening the role of professional media in Syria's future.  SJA called for media institutions and civil society organizations to build strategic alliances aiming at protecting journ...

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Launch a draft code of conduct to combat hate speech on social media The Syrian Journalists Association held a dialogue meeting in Berlin, Germany, on 14/07/2018 under the title "hate speech on social media, are we ready ...?” that participated by a group of Syrian journalists from various political, ethnic and sectarian movements within and outside the Association. The meeting discussed t...

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Paris The Syrian Journalists Association and the National Syndicate of French Journalists (SNJ) have agreed to coordinate their efforts and organize joint activities within the framework of mutual support. SNJ will also support the Syrian Journalists Association in networking with different organizations in France. The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Paris under th...

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today warned there is no room for complacency despite recording the lowest number of killings of journalists since 2007.   The IFJ welcomed the fall from last year’s tally of 93 to 81 in 2017 but cautioned that unprecedented numbers of journalists were jailed, forced to flee, that self-censorship was widespread and that impunity for the killi...

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Almost one in two women journalists have suffered sexual harassment, psychological abuse, online trolling and others forms of gender-based violence (GBV) while working. Opens external link in new windowRead the op-ed of the IFJ Gender Council co-chair, Mindy Ran Opens external link in new windowVisit our page Stop violence against women journalists A massive 85% say no or inadequate actio...

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Turkish police found the bodies of the Syrian journalist Dr. Orouba Barakat and her journalist daughter Hala on Thursday night in their apartment on the Asian side of Istanbul. Turkish police has not issued any statement on the murder yet. The police encircled the house of the victims and started investigation and moved their bodies to the hospital. Turkish paper Yeni Safak said the victims ...

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The Syrian Journalists Association attended part of the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva discussing the report of the International Independent Investigation Commission on Syria.   Representing SJA were its president and vice-president, Ali Eid and Dina AbouHosn who met a number a number of officials of the Organization and the committees emanating from it, a...

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