Azerbaijani Press Council plans to train press services employees
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 7 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
The Azerbaijani Press Council (APC) plans to train public body press service employees.
Lessons will be given at the Journalism Institute, which will be created upon the Press Council's initiative, Azerbaijani Press Council head Aflatun Amashov told Trend on Saturday.
He said this step will be taken to address problems related to obtaining information from sources.
Many journalists in Azerbaijan received their education during the Soviet era, while others went to school after the country received independence. Others still have no journalism education whatsoever, Amashov said.
He stressed that journalism education in Azerbaijan lags behind leading international practice. It is the same in most post-Soviet countries, Amashov said.
"There are many new education models in the world. For example, students receive their general education in the bachelor system in the United States over three years and improve this knowledge through practice the next year. The best world practice will be applied at the institute," he said.
He stressed that foreign specialists will be involved in teaching at the institute. Some specialists in Azerbaijan will be involved in the process. Master classes by top journalists will also be organized, Amashov said.