News Agencies World Congress taking place in Sofia

2019-06-14 16:35:11

Sofia /MONTSAME/ On June 13-15, the Sixth News Agencies World Congress is taking place in Sofia, the Republic of Bulgaria, under the theme ‘The Future of News’. Being organized by the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA), the congress is involving over 200 representatives from around 100 countries.

In his opening remarks, BTA Director General Maxim Minchev said news journalism shall be the last filter to today’s rampant false news, while highlighting that this year’s largest media gathering is being held here in Sofia.

President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev, at the opening, drew an analogy between news journalism and the duty of a fighter pilot, saying that it requires a fighter pilot to promptly collect and analyze information and arrive at a decision. Akin to that, the news you report is the most sought-after and valuable. 

The first edition of the News Agencies World Congress, which aims to develop cooperation between news outlets in the five continents, explore ways for protecting their interests, exchange information and experience, and encourage one another, was held in Moscow in 2004 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Russian News Agency TASS.

The National News Agency, MONTSAME, has been representing Mongolia at the conference. This year, Deputy Director  of MONTSAME Sh.Batbold and Head of the Policy Council S.Bayarsaikhan are attending the event.

Moreover, the agency's photographers' works depicting Mongolian culture, religion, and lifestyle are displayed at a photo exhibition being mounted during the congress. The exhibition will be open until June 20 in Sofia.