Baku congress allows mulling challenges facing media
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
The 5th News Agencies World Congress in Baku allows journalists from leading news agencies to discuss challenges facing today the mass media, Anita Tobias, global head of sales at Reuters, told reporters in Baku Nov. 16.
Today, the news agencies need to find new methods to deliver information to masses, said Tobias, adding that the news agencies are facing the big competition from social networks and people are increasingly turning to them for information.
Therefore, said Tobias, the news agencies now need to share ideas on how to cope with this challenge.
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.