Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
Holding the 5th News Agencies World Congress and the 16th General Assembly of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies in Azerbaijan is a great opportunity for the world’s news agencies to discuss current challenges, Erik Nylen, secretary general of the European Alliance of News Agencies, told Trend Nov. 16.
Nylen said such events help discuss the issues of great importance for international news agencies.
He also highlighted the event’s importance for Azerbaijan.
He noted that holding such events and discussions is important for the country, adding that representatives of world’s news agencies will be better acquainted with Azerbaijan, and so, its international image will rise.
Azerbaijan is hosting the 5th News Agencies World Congress, the 16th General Assembly of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) and the 22nd Session of the Council of CIS Heads of News Agencies.
Azerbaijan is represented in the events by Trend and AzerTAc news agencies.
Co-organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Azerbaijan’s state news agency AzerTAc, these events bring together heads and officials of about 100 news agencies, international media experts, and officials from UNESCO and regional media organizations.
Speakers in the sessions include presidents of the News Agencies World Congress, OANA, EANA, FANA, managers of Associated Press, Reuters, Xinhua, Anadolu Agency, TASS, Agence France-Press, Press Association, EFE, Yonhap, Kyodo News, TT, SPA, BTA, AAP, IRNA, DPA, Notimex, ATPE and other leading news agencies, Los Angeles Times newspaper, Al Arabiya TV channel, and experts from Tripod Advisors, News Corp, PwC, Axel Springer and Stibo Accelerator media companies.
Initiated by the Russian news agency TASS, the 1st News Agencies World Congress was held in Moscow on Sept. 24-25, 2004.