Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22
By Sabina Ahmadova- Trend:
The graduation ceremony of the U.S.-Azerbaijan Journalism Academy has been held on July 22.
The academy was founded in 2007 as a joint project of the Chingiz Mustafayev Fund and the U.S. embassy in Azerbaijan.
President of the ANS Group of Companies, Vahid Mustafayev congratulated the graduates.
The U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, Richard Morningstar started his speech by recognizing Azerbaijan's journalist Chingiz Mustafayev.
"Chingiz Mustafayev is a remarkable journalist considered a role model by Azerbaijani journalists and by journalists worldwide," the ambassador stressed.
The ambassador congratulated the graduates and wished them success.
"I hope you will be committed to analyzing complex events and presenting to your audiences the facts they need to better understand a frequently confusing world," he said.
Morningstar went on to add that free and independent media play a vital role in every society.