5th News Agencies World Congress ends in Baku AZERTAC assumes presidency of News Agencies World Congress

5th News Agencies World Congress ends in Baku AZERTAC assumes presidency of News Agencies World Congress
18:46 17 Noyabr 2016
130 Digər
Ölkə mətbuatı
A- A+
A+
A

Baku, November 17, AZERTAC

The 5th News Agencies World Congress has today wrapped up in Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku.

Addressing the closing ceremony, President of the News Agencies World Council, CEO of Press Association Clive Marshal said Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon sent a message to participants of the 5th News Agencies World Congress.

Deputy Director General of UNESCO Getachew Engida read out the UN Secretary-General`s message.

The message reads: “I am pleased to send greetings to the fifth News Agencies World Congress. Traditional and new media are essential to the rule of law, good governance and democracy. United Nations Member States reaffirmed this principle in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted last year as a blueprint for peace, prosperity, dignity and opportunity for all.

Freedom of expression and the media are essential to this new global roadmap for people and the planet. News agencies have an extremely important role in disseminating timely, quality information. This is both a means and a goal of positive change.

Shifts in technology and business models have opened new avenues for freedom of expression around the world. Ever more people are able to access, produce and share information. This exchange of news and ideas, within and across national borders, has tremendous potential for good. On the other hand, the spread of misinformation, especially hate speech, presents grave risks to peace and progress. The news media have a particular responsibility to counter this by promoting tolerance and understanding and presenting the truth fearlessly.

The international community also has a responsibility to support free media and stand firm against forces that threaten inclusive and open societies. These threats range from censorship and the blocking of digital information to physical intimidation against journalists. Together, they undermine freedom of expression, a fundamental human right that is vital for truly sustainable development.

In the past decade, at least 827 journalists have been killed in the line of duty – many, but by no means all, working in conflict zones. It is essential that their safety is preserved and respect for their profession observed. Many more reporters for traditional and new media around the world have been threatened, detained and imprisoned for doing their essential work. Too often, such obstruction occurs with Government acceptance or collusion, and the perpetrators are able to act with impunity.

Tackling these threats demands the commitment of all – Governments, first, and all relevant actors, including the United Nations. I commend the organizers, and the President and Government of Azerbaijan, for convening the fifth News Agencies World Congress in Baku, and I wish you a successful and fruitful meeting.”

Clive Marshal then thanked the Azerbaijani President and government, as well as the Heydar Aliyev Foundation for the excellent organization of the 5th News Agencies World Congress, and for hospitality shown to them. He congratulated AZERTAC Director General Aslan Aslanov on taking on the Congress` presidency.

Member of the Congress Council, Deputy CEO of German DPA Agency Peter Kropsch read out the Declaration of the Baku Congress.

Participants of the Baku Congress adopted the Declaration.

The declaration reads: “We, heads of more than 130 leading news agencies and regional news agency alliances who arrived in the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku, to attend the 5th News Agencies World Congress, “New challenges for news agencies”, hosted by Azerbaijan State News Agency (AZERTAC) and supported by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, on November 16-17, 2016,

- note that our biggest challenges are: Financing and Defending sustainable, independent and unbiased news reporting based on the principles of freedom of speech in the digital era;

- stress the importance of securing journalists' safety when doing their jobs;

- recognise the commitment of international, regional and national media organisations to fundamental principles of information provision, underlining the fact that the freedom of press is the crucial requirement in the 21st century;

- stress that against the background of ongoing transformation in the information society, respect for universal values, human dignity, rule of law, justice, equality and respect for racial, ethnic and cultural diversity are of vital importance and an essential condition for the activities of the media;

- urge all to combat plagiarism and copyright infringement and to combine efforts to prevent the production and deliberate spread of untrue and biased information

- announce that a decision was made to hold the 6th News Agencies World Congress in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia in 2019.

Addressing the event, newly elected President of the News Agencies World Congress, AZERTAC Director General Aslan Aslanov thanked the Congress participants for confidence and support.

“Dear friends, the 5th News Agencies World Congress is wrapping up. Over these two days we discussed a range of issues relating to the present and future of news agencies. I think that the Congress was a success and featured fruitful meetings and discussions.

The goals of the Congress include helping news agencies adapt to the changing environment, expand business opportunities and deepen cooperation. I believe that this Congress will play a key role in fulfilling our tasks, setting new goals and outlining future prospects.”

He said: “Azerbaijan attaches great importance to the 5th News Agencies World Congress, and considers it a milestone event in the global media history. The development of news agencies stimulates changes on the global information arena. Founded at the initiative of TASS in 2004, the Congress aimed to group news agencies in a single body, and help them address challenges in a more flexible manner. And today we are closing the 5th News Agencies World Congress. In preparation for the Congress, we worked closely with the Council, having convened three meetings in Baku and two in London. I have to say that these meetings paved the way for important changes in the activity of the Congress. For the first time we managed to draw the attention of the UN and UNESCO management to the Congress. We also instituted two new positions – president and deputy president of the News Agencies World Council.”

“We believe that this will mark the beginning of milestone improvements in the activity of the Congress. We think that there is a need to improve the statute of the Congress. It should feature the institution of the positions of the Council`s president and vice president. We can hold the Congress in a more organized manner based on membership principle and adapt its activity to international law. I believe that the News Agencies World Congress will grow into a more powerful organization able to benefit all news agencies around the globe.”

“Taking this opportunity, I would like to thank President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, employees of the Foundation and Heydar Aliyev Center, preceding chair of the Congress Saudi Press Agency, and members of the Council for their huge support,” he said.

Director General of Bulgaria’s BTA Maxim Minchev thanked Azerbaijan for the excellent organization. He also thanked the participants for supporting BTA`s bid to host the 6th Congress.

The congress participants then posed for photographs.

The three-year presidency of the News Agencies World Congress was passed from the Saudi Press Agency to AZERTAC.

Almost 200 guests from 80 countries representing more than 130 leading news agencies of the world from five continents discussed topical problems of media at the 5th News Agencies World Congress in Baku.


AZERTAG.AZ :5th News Agencies World Congress ends in Baku
AZERTAC assumes presidency of News Agencies World Congress

Related news
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sends message to fifth News Agencies World Congress
17.11.2016 [15:26]
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sends message to fifth News Agencies World Congress
Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Hussein: Baku Congress of World News Agencies perfectly organized
16.11.2016 [15:33]
Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Hussein: Baku Congress of World News Agencies perfectly organized
First session of Baku Congress discusses the future of news consumption VIDEO
16.11.2016 [14:39]
First session of Baku Congress discusses the future of news consumption VIDEO
Heads of more than 100 news agencies to gather in Baku VIDEO
07.11.2016 [14:43]
Heads of more than 100 news agencies to gather in Baku VIDEO





OXŞAR XƏBƏRLƏR

BU KATEQORİYADAN DİGƏR XƏBƏRLƏR

Ölkə mətbuatında bugün

“Neftçi”nin yubileyi QARA(BAĞ) gəldi

30 Mart 2017 22:57

Qəhvə qadınlarda depressiya riskini azaldır

30 Mart 2017 22:57

Tələbələr arasında radikalizmə qarşı seminar keçirildi

30 Mart 2017 22:54

Koreyanın sabiq prezidenti həbs olundu

30 Mart 2017 22:52

Hörümçək zəhəri iflic müalicəsində istifadə edilə bilər

30 Mart 2017 22:52

"Əgər ora zərbə endirilərsə, Ermənistan hansı faciələri yaşayacaq?" - polkovnik Şair Ramaldanov

30 Mart 2017 22:52

Sabiq prezident tutuldu

30 Mart 2017 22:49

Trampdan TƏHDİD: “Kreslolarınızı əlinizdən alacağam”

30 Mart 2017 22:48

Mübarək Rəcəb ayı haqqında

30 Mart 2017 22:47

70 minə satışa çıxarılan 64 illik maşın - "Atama görə almışdım" - FOTO

30 Mart 2017 22:47

Namazda “hüzuri-qəlb” (qəlbin iştirakı) halının mənası nədir?

30 Mart 2017 22:47

Toyota 3 milyon avtomobilini geri çağırır

30 Mart 2017 22:47

Toyuq alanda və bişirəndə nələrə diqqət etməliyik

30 Mart 2017 22:37

Azərbaycanda nə qədər erməni yaşayır?

30 Mart 2017 22:35

Nobel mükafatçısı vəfat etdi

30 Mart 2017 22:33

Damında bağ olan ev - FOTO

30 Mart 2017 22:32

Müasir göz xəstəliyi: Kompüter görmə sindromu nədir?

30 Mart 2017 22:27

"Qarabağ"dan "Neftçi"yə "yubley hədiyyəsi" - FOTO/VİDEO

30 Mart 2017 22:27

Ankara Gülənin müvəqqəti həbsinigözləyir

30 Mart 2017 22:22

Emosional və zərif varlıqlar

30 Mart 2017 22:22

Ərdoğan: “Ya təslim olacaqlar, ya da...” - VİDEO

30 Mart 2017 22:18

Rəcəb ayı daxil olur, hansı əməllər yerinə yetirilməlidir?

30 Mart 2017 22:17

“Neftçi”ni sevməyənlər çoxdu" - Elxan Abdullayev

30 Mart 2017 22:17

"Qarabağ" "Neftçi"yə şans vermədi -

30 Mart 2017 22:15

TAP-la baglı sensasion xəbərdarlıq: “Ehtiyatlı olun, ruslara işləyirlər...”

30 Mart 2017 22:12

Mərdlik və alicənablığın 6 nişanəsi

30 Mart 2017 22:12

Ankara Vaşinqtondan Gülənin həbsini gözləyir

30 Mart 2017 22:09

"Kubokun qalibi olmaq istəyirlər" - Qurban Qurbanov

30 Mart 2017 22:07

Millimiz Moldovaya yenə qalib gəldi

30 Mart 2017 22:07

Çeçenistanda döyüşlər: ölənlər var

30 Mart 2017 22:05

Cazibədar Brianna Mayamidə - FOTO

30 Mart 2017 22:05

Sabah yanğın baş verərsə, Bakıda bu binalara... - FOTO

30 Mart 2017 22:05

Doğma bacısı Sevinc Osmanqızıdan üz döndərdi

30 Mart 2017 22:05

Göy-göyərti doğramaq üçün aldığı bıçaqla dostunun qardaşını öldürdü - CİNAYƏT

30 Mart 2017 22:03

"Meydan TV"-nin təxribatına cavab

30 Mart 2017 21:57

Qocanın gənc xanıma yazdığı ehtiraslı məktublar

30 Mart 2017 21:57

Qurban Qurbanov Volkan Dəmirəlin transferindən danışdı

30 Mart 2017 21:57

Ermənistanda parlament seçkilərinə üsyan

30 Mart 2017 21:57

Qəbələdə 41 yaşlı qadın özünü asdı

30 Mart 2017 21:52

Tanınmış aktrisa kurorta yollandı - FOTO

30 Mart 2017 21:52

Sabirabad sakinindən narkotik vasitə götürüldü

30 Mart 2017 21:52

Apreldən Azərbaycana "ərəblərin axını" başlayacaq

30 Mart 2017 21:47

Braziliyalı gözəl Mayamidə - FOTO

30 Mart 2017 21:47

İsraildən növbəti həbs dalğası:

30 Mart 2017 21:46

123 min dollarlıq məktub

30 Mart 2017 21:43

Metroda nə vaxt öpüşmək olar?

30 Mart 2017 21:42

Sabirabad sakini narkotiklə yenidən tutuldu

30 Mart 2017 21:39

Bakıda 28 mindən artıq "birinci sinif sorğusu" var

30 Mart 2017 21:37

Tarixin ən əxlaqsız doqquz qadını - FOTO

30 Mart 2017 21:37

Qəbələdə intihar

30 Mart 2017 21:34