The workshop вЂњBusiness and economic reportingвЂќ, held by the International Center for Journalists (IFCJ) funded by the oil company Statoil-Azerbaijan finished its work in Baku.
Representatives of the countryвЂ™s leading media, such as the information agencies вЂњTrendвЂќ, вЂњTuranвЂќ, вЂњInterfax-AzerbaijanвЂќ, вЂњShargвЂќ, вЂњAssociated Press, вЂњDow JohnsвЂќ, newspapers вЂњEchoвЂќ, вЂњCaspiyвЂќ, вЂњThe Azerbaijani IzvestiyaвЂќ, вЂњ525 gazetвЂќ, вЂњCaspian Business NewsвЂќ, вЂњVergilyarвЂќ were participants of the seminar, which took place from14 to 16 September 2005 at the AzerbaijanвЂ™s Business Centre.
The workshop was conducted by the media-trainer Margie Freaney from the USA, a former editor of the newspapers вЂњBaltimor Business JournalвЂќ and вЂњAtlanta Business ChronicleвЂќ.
The main subjects of the seminar were such issues as balance and impartiality of the economic articles, the work with figures by preparation of economic materials, the work strategy with press-releases, covering the activities of private and public companies, the stock exchange terminology and explanation of processes taking place there, use of the stock exchange information while preparaing the financial articles, esrtablishing and maintenance of contacts with the sources of information, interviewing techniques, journalis investigations, use of graphics in reports and etc.
The report of the head of the Department of the Stock Market Development of the Baku Stock Exchange (BSE) Vagab Rzayev on the situation and prospects of the stock market in Azerbaijan was delivered and debates were held around this subject.
Upon accomplishment of the workshop the participants were handed certificates. The participants noted the usefulness of the seminar in improvement of their professional skills.