1000 Applicants to YJS [Archives:1999/20/Local News]

May 17 1999

Wednesday 19th, 1999, is the deadline for applying for membership to the Yemeni Journalists’ Syndicate. “So far, we have received 982 applications,” disclosed Mr. Mahboob Ali, Chairman of the YJS. He also said that, starting from the 23rd of May, a committee will screen the applications to decide which ones qualify for membership.
The YJS has introduced four kinds of memberships. Full members, those who enjoy all rights including voting and candidature rights. Non-performing members are for journalists who presently hold other jobs. Non-Yemeni journalists are called affiliated members. New graduates of journalism are Apprentice members.