Presidential media adviser Ahmed El-Moslimany met on Sunday afternoon with a number of youth representatives in the Presidential Palace, as a part of the New Leaders Campaign, with the latter presenting their concerns on social justice and youth empowerment.
Mahmoud Afifi, former 6 April Youth movement spokesman and current member of 30 June front, said that the meeting focused on finding procedures and criteria for empowering youth post-30 June, and creating a clear vision by the state regarding the issue.
Afifi added that the meeting discussed the fulfillment of social justice, which he said is “not only about setting a minimum and maximum income level.”
The conferees, according to Afifi, discussed the Media Honor Code, commenting that the code was part of the post 30-June roadmap, yet it has not been implemented. He also said that they discussed State’s role in stopping what he described as “defaming the 25 January Revolution in media” saying that 25 January is a real revolution and “what came afterwards are waves of correcting the political path.”
The 30 June front member also presented an initiative for youth empowerment in local council elections. The conferees asked El-Moslimany to look at such issues as illegally detained individuals under former president Mohamed Morsi and banning military trials for civilians.
Mina Magdy, member of the political bureau of Maspero Youth Coalition, said that he presented initiatives regarding youth empowerment, citizenship, closed Christian churches and compensation of the victims of sectarian clashes.
Magdy added that the attendants of the meeting presented many initiatives during the three-hour-meeting; El-Moslimany will probe these initiatives and call for another meeting to discuss the possibility of their implementation.
The meeting was attended by:
- Abdel Moneim Emam – Founder of Al-Thawra party
- Essam Abdel Rahim – The Free Front for Peaceful Change
- Hesham Gobran – Representative for Youth Abroad
- Abdel Ghany Ramadan – The Popular Movement for independence of Al-Azhar
- Mahmoud Afifi – 30 June Front
- Ramy Kamel – Coptic Youth Front
- Amr Sa’ad – Revolution Youth Movement
- Hossam Mostafa – Egypt’s Youth Movement
- Haytham Al-Shawaf – Revolutionary Powers Coalition
- Mohamed Sobhy – 6 April Democratic Front
- Abdel Gelil Al-Sharnooby – Creativity Front
- Abdallah Mansour – The National Association for Change
- Mina Magdy – Maspero Youth Coalition
- Haytham Al-Hariri – 30 June Front, Alexandria
- Khaled Hafez – Sinai Revolutionists
- Gamal Sa’eed – Movement against marginalisation of Upper Egypt
- Mohamed Abdel Ghaffar – Revolutionary Youth Union, Mahalla
- Ahmed Omar – Qena Revolutionists