Ezdina holds its first dialogue session as part of its project "A Constitution That Protects Us" in Qamishlo


Ezdina Organization held its first dialogue sessions within the project "A Constitution That Protects Us", on Saturday, at Ezdina's office in the city of Qamishlo/Qamishli, in the presence of journalists and representatives of media institutions.

The discussion session was attended by Suryoyo FM correspondent Aram Sarkis Sharfian, Bûyer FM Mariam Tamr, Aso News network correspondent Diana Mohammad, Suryoyo FM director Maria Hanna, Executive Director of Radio Oxygen Jamal Bali, Rudaw TV correspondent Vivyan Fattah, Walati News correspondent Hassan Murad, Coordinator at Syrians for Truth and Justice Izzedin Saleh, journalist Solin Mohammad Amin, and the photojournalist Bakhtiar Ali.

Media and political analyst Hiwa Osman and the journalist Sirwan Kajjo also participated in the dialogue session via the "Zoom" program.

The discussion was moderated by lawyer, legal advisor Omar Ali, who holds a master's degree in non-profit organization management.

The dialogue session, which lasted more than three hours, dealt with several axes about the Syrian Constitutional Committee, its establishment, the Geneva conferences and its results, the political process in Syria, and Resolution 2254 of the United Nations Security Council on a ceasefire and reaching a political settlement of the situation in Syria.

During the session, journalist and political analyst Hiwa Osman pointed out the importance of the role of journalists at this stage in order to push for the success of political dialogue and to write a constitution that guarantees the rights of all Syrian components.

Journalist Sirwan Kajjo from Washington also spoke in a recorded video about the importance of the constitution in organizing the political process, and stressed the need to strengthen relations with big powers in Syria, such as Russia and America, in order to reach a political settlement that satisfies all components of the Syrian people.

In turn, the session facilitator, Lawyer Omar Ali, talked about the establishment of the Constitutional Committee and the drawbacks to the committee's representation in addition to talking about the main reasons for the failure of the Constitutional Committee in its mission so far. The facilitator also referred that all the Geneva conferences that were held on the Syrian crisis and the outcomes of these conferences.

The session facilitator divided the attendees into two groups to develop and discuss a set of recommendations and proposals, to reach several general proposals that were agreed upon by all participants.

In his turn, the member of head council at the organization, Masoud Aqil who participated in the session via the "Zoom" program, stressed the importance of holding such dialogue sessions and meetings in order to get acquainted with the views of the components of the Syrian society and to reach recommendations that serve the interest of all the people of the region, adding the importance of the role of media professionals in influencing society in general and politicians in a special way.

For his part, Ali Isso , the director of Ezdina, who also participated in the session via the "Zoom" program, said that the media and journalists have great responsibilities at this stage in order to advance the current reality.

At the conclusion of the dialogue session, the participants agreed on a set of recommendations and proposals to be submitted to the Syrian Constitutional Committee, including:

  • Recognition of a secular, pluralistic Syria and guaranteeing the rights of all political, cultural and religious components.
  • Ensure the participation of representatives of the Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria in the preparatory committee for the future constitution of Syria.
  • Ensure women's representation and protect their rights in the constitution through a quota system so that their representation reaches 50 percent.
  • Changing the decision-making and voting mechanism to ensure the rights of all components.
  • Ensuring freedom of expression for the media, press, and the rights of media professionals in accordance with international standards.
  • Not to limit the presidency to a specific nationality, religion, or gender.

It is noteworthy that Ezdina Organization launched its new project, in northeastern Syria, under the title "A Constitution That Protects Us", started on February 23, 2021, for a period of three months.



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