Mahboob Ali becomes member of NUJ [Archives:2004/724/Local News]

March 25 2004

The Chairman of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) Mr. Mahboob Ali was awarded honorary membership of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) of the UK and Ireland during the Union's 2004 annual conference that took place in Liverpool from March 25 to 28.
This is the first time that an Arab personality has been awarded such membership, which was given in recognition of Mahboob Ali's role in promoting dialogue between East and West and linking journalists from the Arab world and Europe.
In a statement to Yemen Times, Mahboob Ali expressed his appreciation to the NUJ and said, “I feel honored to be the first Arab to become a member of this prestigious journalists union. This encourages me to bolster further Arab-European media relations in an effort to bring greater cultural understanding and cooperation in the journalistic field.”
The Annual Delegate Meeting is the union's supreme decision-making body. Policy and activities are voted on by delegates from the NUJ's 150 branches.