UNESCO: Baku hosts important event for media outlets (PHOTO)

UNESCO: Baku hosts important event for media outlets  (PHOTO)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16

By Anakhanum Hidayatova - Trend:

The 5th News Agencies World Congress is an important event for the world media outlets, Getachew Engida, UNESCO deputy director general, told Trend.

Engida made remarks at the 5th News Agencies World Congress in Baku November 16.

“This is an incredibly important event,” he said. “It is an opportunity for heads and editors of news agencies to come around together once a year or two years, exchange experience, challenges, opportunities and environment in which they operate.”

“Baku is a wonderful city beyond my expectations,” he said.

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.

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