Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend / Azercell Telecom JVand London-based Reuters Foundation started on June 18th, 2007 The Writing Business News Training for journalists in Europe Hotel. The training, which is taking place within Azercell's new "Inkisaf? Paylasmaq Platformu" (Development Sharing Platform) focuses on the techniques of writing business and financial news.
Famous former Reuters correspondents Oliver Wates and Anatoly Verbin from Reuters Foundationwill conduct a practical seminar on the22nd of June, on basic news-writing techniques and on company results, sifting through the figures, importance of the company's economic figures, journalism ethics, understanding economic connections, interest rates, legal aspect, small and large businesses and other exercises and presentations on different subjects.
The participants were chosen through random selection. A large number of journalists portrayed the importance of what the training meant for them. About some 100 journalists submitted their applications to Azercell Telecom JV for participation in the training. As per the terms of the competition, the active mid-career journalists with at least two years of practical experience in newspaper, radio, television, and magazine or internet journalism have an opportunity to obtain new skills and come in close contact with the famous former journalists of Reuters, the world's most influential news agency.
Kamilla Isayeva , Head of the Corporative Communications and Social Responsibility Unit of Azercell Telecom JV welcomed the participants in the workshop.