Application to candidacy for the chairmanship and membership of the executive office of the Syrian Journalists Association (SJA) for 2020-2023

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 (EEST) till Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at the same time.

The committee chairman, Samir Matar, added that applying for candidacy is done through an electronic form that reaches the e-mail of every main member of the association who fulfills the conditions for candidacy for membership of the executive office or the association’s chairmanship, or both.

He pointed out that the elections' supervision committee, Samir Matar, Suhair Omari, and Emad Al-Tawashi, adopted the principle of secret electronic voting, which guarantees and achieves high transparency in the process of the elections.

He asserted that what distinguishes the current election cycle also is the adoption of a code of conduct and an electoral list based on the statute that was recently voted upon by the association's general assembly. Members have the right to vote one year after their affiliation to SJA. The main member can run for the chairmanship of SJA if they are more than 30 years old and have filled at least three years of affiliation.

He asserted that what distinguishes the current election cycle also is the adoption of a code of conduct and an electoral list based on the statute that was recently voted upon by the association's general assembly.  Participating members can also vote one year after their association. The main member can also run for the chairmanship of the Association provided that he has completed thirty years and has passed at least three years of his affiliation.

Matar concluded that the election supervision committee would not participate in the vote to ensure its independence and the transparency of the electoral process. It also restricted the communication with it via an email dedicated to this electoral process, wishing the success of the electoral process and good luck for all candidates.