Baku, November 25, AZERTAC
More than 150 news agencies have covered the 5th News Agencies World Congress and the 16th General Assembly of the Organization of Asia Pacific News Agencies (OANA) which were co-organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and AZERTAC in Baku.
Malaysian Bernama, Ukraine's Ukrinform, Macedonian MIA, Syrian SANA, Turkish Anadolu and Ihlas, Chinese Xinhua, Russian TASS, Japanese Kyodo and other news agencies, as well as Brasilian Entretenimento portal, the website of Federation of Arab News Agencies, International Islamic News Agency, Saudi Arabian Al-Riyadh and United Arab Emirates' Al-Bayan newspapers, Turkish TRT News channel, Latin American and Romanian offices of Foxnews channel highlighted the opening ceremony of the 5th News Agencies World Congress and the 16th OANA General Assembly.
The world media outlets hailed President Ilham Aliyev's speech at the opening ceremony of the Baku-hosted events.
The articles say that Baku Congress has discussed the issues that are of critical importance to the future of the modern media. "At the Congress, representatives of more than 130 influential news agencies from all corners of the world tried to find ways of tackling the challenges facing journalism. The events focused on the future of news agencies, particularly the prospects of multimedia and the topical issues of journalism. Media executives presented their projects and put forward new proposals."
Foreign media outlets described the News Agencies World Congress as a unique platform for discussing the pressing issues of the media. "The Baku Declaration of the Congress reflects the attitude towards the modern challenges and problems facing the news agencies," the articles say.
The articles also highlight AZERTAC's assuming presidency of both News Agencies World Congress and OANA, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's sending a message to the 5th News Agencies World Congress.