By Vugar Khalilov
Azerbaijani media captains, Ilgar Huseynov, Trend News Agency
Director-General, as well as MP Sevil Mikayilova,
Azerxeber-Azernews newspaper editor-in-chief, are attending the
World News Media Congress in Zaragoza, Spain, Azernews reports.
His Majesty, King Felipe VI of Spain, is also expected to make a
remark during the Golden Pen of Freedom 2022 event at WAN-World
IFRA's News Media Congress in Zaragoza this week.
The annual congress is organized by WAN-IFRA (the World
Association of News Publishers), whose mission is to promote the
rights of journalists and publishers worldwide to run independent
Felipe and Letizia, King and Queen of Spain, are Honorary
Presidents of this event, which brings together over 1,000
publishers, journalists, and industry leaders from 75 countries and
Over the course of three days, over 100 speakers from top news
organizations will reflect on the journalistic business, its
strategies, and the solutions chosen to ensure the sustainability
of the media. The program includes hundreds of round tables as well
as three excellent fora, including the World Summit of Media
Leaders, the World Editors Summit, and the Women in News
According to Vincent Peyregne, CEO of WAN-IFRA, the congress is
taking place at a critical moment.
“As we face unprecedented challenges, solidarity and support are
needed to defend press freedom and to ensure independent journalism
and the media can continue to play their key role in society,” she
As the congress opens on September 28, World News Day will be
observed in newsrooms of all sizes across six continents.
The campaign will see global newsrooms carry print and digital
advertising – as well as leveraging their social channels – to
highlight the critical message that journalism matters and is worth
supporting, promoting and defending.
The event will also be the center of a 90-minute live-streamed
in-person event from The World News Media Congress, including
speakers from around the world.
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