Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.18 /Trend, A. Badalova/
Azerbaijan attaches important meaning to the issues of democracy, and the holding of " Oil, Gas and Media" conference happens to be the proof of this fact, the chairman of International Press Institute, the Head of International Press Fund, Umud Mirzayev said to the journalists at the opening of the conference in Baku.
This conference once again proves that the journalists are connected by common values and shows their solidarity with Azerbaijani journalists, he said.
"Oil and Gas field is always in the center of attention for international media outlets, and plays a significant part in presenting important information in this field to the public. Today's conference is a good opportunity to exchange opinions and develop cooperation," Mirzayev said.
IPI underlines the significance of mass media liberty and independence,- the executive director of IPI Alison Bethel McKenzie said.
According to her, mass media plays a key part in the society and a significant part in democratic processes.
"Oil and Gas field requires clarity. Mass media and human rights have to be interconnected," McKenzie said.