News Agencies World Congress – chance to exchange views
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16
By Anakhanum Hidayatova – Trend:
The 5th News Agencies World Congress, which opened in Baku, is a very important event, Hana Grosu, head of department at the Slovak News Agency TASR, told Trend Nov. 16.
“We discuss the problems of modern media, new challenges, opportunities and what we should do further to become more effective in the era of social media,” said Grosu.
She also noted that the 5th News Agencies World Congress gives a good opportunity to exchange views, learn each other for further cooperation.
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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