In Brief [Archives:2006/940/Local News]

April 24 2006

– SANA'A, April 23 ) Journalists without Constraints concluded its participation in election awareness campaigns in Hodeidah, Beit Al-Faqih and Zabid. Trained men and women conducted activities for 19 days in cooperation with the International Establishment for Electoral System. The United Nations Development Program supported the campaigns.

Journalists without Constraints will participate with 3,750 observers in registration, checking and altering voter registers for upcoming elections. Observers will be distributed in more than half the country's centers, which will be coordinated with the American Democratic Institute (NDI). The organization completed training its observers in checking, registering and reporting violations. Journalist without Constraints hopes its observers will not face any difficulties undermining its mission.

– The Civil Education and Democracy Center (CEDY) in the Women's Research Forum for Research and Training (WFRT) is holding the second national citizenship student project show April 23-24 in Taiz Cultural Center, in cooperation with the Arab Network for Civil Education (MEPI).

Suad Al-Qadasi announced, “This is the second citizenship show wherein students compete with their projects. The winner in last year's local show participated in Jordan's show and this year's winner will participate in Beirut's 2007 show.”