Ayiya-Napa, May 20, AZERTAC
Financing and defending independent news agency journalism is the main focus of the Spring Conference of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA), hosted by the Cyprus News Agency (CNΑ), on Thursday, in Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
The conference gathered CEOs, Directors General and Editor-in-Chiefs of some 30 European news agencies, including AFP (France), DPA (Germany), PA (Britain), TASS (Russia), EFE (Spain) and LUSA (Portugal).
Chairman of the CNA Board, Larkos Larkou, noted in his opening remarks that the media industry faces unique challenges, namely “the widening tendency on attacking the media for political purposes, the serious issue regarding fake news, ‘new journalism’ in the form of free access to everyone, the pending issue of copy right, the need for more cooperation among ourselves, the increasing need for more sharing of expertise on this field.
The event also heard report by Associate director of research at Pew Research Center Jesse Holcomb.
In his speech, OANA Secretary General, AZERTAC`s special correspondent Vugar Seyidov highlighted the agency`s successes gained across the last years, as well as progress achieved in the field of strengthening AZERTAC`s place in international information arena.
In 2004, AZERTAC joined the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) and 2008 the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA).
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