Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 18
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
Awards for outstanding achievements in 2015 and 2016 have been presented during 16th General Assembly of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) in Baku Nov. 18.
Chairman of OANA, Director General of TASS news agency Sergei Mikhailov presented awards to Yonhap's chief of the media technology department Jung Tae-sung, and editor of TASS news agency Sergey Lebedev.
Addressing the event, OANA Secretary General Mikhail Gusman presented the agenda for voting that was unanimously approved.
Later on, OANA Chairman Sergei Mikhailov outlined the activities of the organization during the period of TASS agency’s presidency.
During the meeting, members discussed financial and technical issues. Touching upon the issue of membership fees, Mikhail Gusman said that as of today, OANA’s funds total $177,242, which will be given to the next chairman of the organization.
Meanwhile, president and members of the management council, secretary general of the organization will be elected and the election for technical and ethical committees will be held during the assembly.
The 16th General Assembly of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) started its work Nov. 18 in Baku.
Trend and AzerTAc news agencies are the members of the OANA.
The Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies was formed in 1961. This is a big media organization that brings together the heads of 44 news agencies from 35 countries.