Journo Syndicate disciplines members over Zamalek Club president ban
Diaa Rashwan - YOUM7/Ahmed Ismail

CAIRO: The Syndicate of Journalists referred four members to its disciplinary council for violating a recent syndicate decision to boycott coverage mentioning the name of the president of the Zamalek Sports Club and urged newspapers and websites to abstain from media coverage, Ahram reported Wednesday.

The syndicate took the decision Nov. 9, and it was reported Nov. 10 and 11, after which the name of the Zamalek Club president disappeared from most big written news outlets, to be replaced with his title and no use of his picture.

The syndicate had warned its members against breaching the decision or participating in media events involving the Zamalek Club president. The syndicate’s move came in support of the Egyptian Sports Press Association (ESPA) chaired by Mohamed Shabana, after the Zamalek Club president insulted its members and journalists.

While the head of the syndicate Diaa Rashwan was not reachable by phone, Ahram said that the four journalists were Ali el-Sisi, Hanan Lamouni, Mohsen Hashem and Saleh Ragab, as they attended a press conference held by the Zamalek Club president Nov. 13.

Sisi, a sports journalists and critic, saw his membership at ESPA suspended for attending the conference and giving a speech during it, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported Wednesday.

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