Baku congress promotes solidarity among news agencies
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
The 5th News Agencies World Congress and the 16th General Assembly of Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), being held in Azerbaijan, are important events and they promote greater solidarity among news agencies, Director General of the Press Trust of India (PTI) Venky Venkatesh told Trend Nov. 16.
Venkatesh said the representatives of the majority of the world's leading news agencies are taking part in the events.
This will make it possible to gather the best experience of the world’s news agencies in one place, share it, organize their further activity even more successfully, he said.
The PTI director general expressed his gratitude to Azerbaijan for hosting and organizing these events at a high level.
Venkatesh also expressed confidence that Azerbaijan will successfully chair the News Agencies World Congress.
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.