Headquarter of the Egyptian Press Syndicate - File Photo
CAIRO – 7 April 2019: Author and journalist Sakina Fu'ad stressed Saturday that women should be represented in the Journalists' Syndicate Council through free will and expression of intellectual freedom.
She added that the representation of women in the Journalists' Syndicate Council is very important because it will reflect on women's success in the Egyptian press.
"I do not know how to explain why women are not elected to a council that represents intellectual freedom, and faith in the role of women," Fu'ad said.
Former Egyptian interim president Adly Mansour appointed in 2013 well-known writer, Sakina Fu'ad, as a presidential adviser on women's affairs. The 68-year-old writer and journalist is the deputy head of the Liberal Democratic Front Party in Egypt.
Fu'ad was among the liberal figures who supported ousted President Mohamed Morsi in the presidential election against Ahmed Shafiq.
She was then appointed as Morsi's adviser, but resigned in protest against his policies. Fu'ad, who later criticized the ousted president, supported the mass rallies on June 30.