Pakistan hosts International Conference of World News Agencies

Pakistan hosts International Conference of World News Agencies

ISLAMABAD - *The two-day International Conference of News Agencies (ICNA) will be starting in Islamabad from May 13.*

The event is organized by the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) in connection with the 70 years of the country’s independence.

According to the APP Managing Director Masood Malik, the conference would provide an opportunity to APP journalists to have a direct and hassle free linkage with their counterparts in other countries for exploring more areas of cooperation and exchange of news.

He said in today’s age of digital communication, the role of national news agencies was of paramount importance as no nation could remain isolated to meet challenges of globalization.

He said in the wake of Pakistan’s special geo-strategic location, it was imperative to highlight the events pertaining to the country, the region and the independent world in their true perspective, so that that information should be disseminated to the people.

Heads and representatives of 18 international news agencies from Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey are expected to attend the conference.

Keynote speakers from various sectors will deliver lectures in four main sessions on the topics: ‘Bridging Gap in Social Media: News Promptness versus News Authenticity,’ ‘Role of News Agencies in Digital Era and Mutual Cooperation,’ ‘CPEC: A Step forward for Economic Connectivity and Role of Media,’ and ‘Pakistan’s Role in Global and Regional Peace.’