Azerbaijani Press Council completes contest of articles about Khojaly tragedy
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 16 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Azerbaijani Press Council completed the contest of articles highlighting Khojaly tragedy in the media.
The main purpose of the contest is a collection of materials on Khojaly tragedy to inform foreign countries, the Press Council chairman Aflatun Amashov said at a press conference in Trend press-center. According to him, the best articles will be translated into several foreign languages and published in printed publications and electronic media of foreign countries.
The contest, which took place from September 1, 2009 to February 10, 2010, received 76 articles from 41 printed publications and electronic media in Azerbaijan. The author, who took the first place in the contest will receive 1,000 manat, two second places - 650 manat, three third places - 300 manat. Moreover, there are stimulatory bonuses worth 500 manat.
Chairman of the competition jury, MP Bakhtiyar Sadikhov said that the competition aims to show the true state of affairs to the world having double standards.
According to a member of the jury, the press secretary of the Foreign Ministry, Elkhan Polukhov, now there is a need in the materials on this topic to inform foreign readers. Polukhov said that after this competition Azerbaijani journalists will know what materials are most interesting for readers from other countries.
Judges of the competition also include MPs Elman Mammadov, Rashid Majid, Baheddin Gaziev, Elshad Miralem, Mahir Javadli.