CAIRO: A total of 2,000 newsstands will be allotted to distribute newspapers and banners across Egypt on behalf of the Journalists’ Syndicate celebrating its Diamond Jubilee, treasurer of the union Mohamed Shabana told Youm7 Thursday.
The moves comes in agreement with Minister of Local Development Ahmed Zaky Badr, who will be honored during the celebration as joint contracts will be announced to promote the syndicate’s resources, Shabana said.
“For the first time in the history of the syndicate the board is on contracts to sponsor the syndicate and its activities,” he said, adding that “there will be a specialized company to run the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.”
The treasurer also expressed his anticipation of a move by the finance minister to raise journalists’ “training and technology allowance.” The syndicate provides its members with monthly remuneration on top of the salaries they receive from their press institutions.
The Egyptian Journalists’ Syndicate was established March 31, 1941 after endeavors of decades to form a union.
The National Postal Authority will design and print a postage stamp in honor of the syndicate’s Diamond Jubilee, head of the authority Essam el-Saghir told youm7.
Meanwhile, renovation works are underway at the Journalists’ Syndicate on Abdel Khaleq Tharwat Street in downtown for a new look on its 75th birthday.