Artists hold meeting to discuss suggested amendments to constitution

CAIRO: A groups of artists will visit the 50-member committee tasked with amending the 2012 constitution on Tuesday, Sept. 24, to deliver suggestions proposed by  representatives of the arts.


Hany Mehanna, the chairman of the Art Syndicates Union, confirmed that the meeting with the 50-member committee would include several elements, including the status of the arts in the constitution, intellectual property rights and education.


Actor Ezzat al-Alaily said that artists need to make the best of the current historical opportunity to try and draft an Egyptian constitution that reflects the next generation’s ambitions.


The meeting was attended by writers Fathia Assal and Mahfouz Abdel-Rahman as representatives for Dramatic Authors Association, the poet Gamal Bakhit, deputy director of the Authors and Composers Association, while the actor Mohammed Abu Daoud represented the Drama Syndicate Council. The actor Mosad Fouda and Dr. Farouk al-Rashidy represented the Cinema Syndicate Council. The musician Reda Ragab and the artist Khaled Bayoumi represented the Music Syndicate Council, with the participation of the artists Ezzat Alaily, Laila Alawi, Fardus Abdul Hamid, Sabry Fawaz and the musician Magdy al-Husseiny.


Translated from Youm7



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