Riyadh to host Fourth News Agencies World Congress
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 18
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:
Riyadh will host the Fourth News Agencies World Congress (NAWC) on Nov.19-21 under the patronage of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz.
Trend International News Agency was invited to participate at the congress.
Totally, over 70 news agencies from around the world and some 30 representatives of specialised media and experts on information technologies and communications will take part at the congress.
The President and CEO of Associated Press Gary Pruitt, Managing Director of Reuters Stephen Schwartz, President and CEO of Agency France-Press Emmanuel Hoog, President and CEO of EFE agency Jose Antonio Vera and Director General of ITAR-TASS Sergei Mikhailov will speak at the conference.
The head of Saudi Press Agency (SPA) and chairman of the Fourth World Congress, Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Hussein said that the event is aimed at improvement of news agency activity, as they are the main producers of news in the world despite the increasing emergence of new media.