Candidates for Presidium of Azerbaijan Press Council Selected
Azerbaijan, Baku, 18 June / corr. Trend E.Babayev / Preparations for the 5th Azerbaijani Journalists Congress were completed, Aflatun Amashov, Chairman of the Press Council, said during the last meeting of the conference organization committee on 18 June.
The conference to be held on 20 June will focus organization issues, elect the new chairman of the organization and form a new Presidium. Changes will be made in the Regulations of the Press Council.
Amashov said that letters and ballots for secret vote were supplied to 138 of 155 media outlets, which are founders of the Press Council, during the preliminary round of elections. Seventeen founders were not supplied letters and ballot papers for secret vote, because of lack of relations with them. A total of 128 founders presented to the working group on preparations for the conference letters including names of candidates, who will participate in the forum, and sealed envelopes with ballot papers for secret vote. Ten founders did not answer letters. He said that the forms presented by media units to the Presidium contain candidates, including 123 journalists and 132 public representatives. A working group sent a presentation to the Organization Committee to include 5 journalists more to the voting ballot, who gathered a lot of votes.
After discussions members of the Organization Committee confirmed the list. The working group was instructed to design relevant forms containing names of 27 journalists and 18 public representatives.
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