According to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s order on marking of 140th anniversary of Azerbaijan's national press, today a meeting has been held in Zerdab district, a hometown of Hesen Bey Zerdabi with heads of leading outlets and officials, SIA informs.
Participiants visited the monument of Azerbaijani National Leader Heydar Aliyev and laid flowers at the monument. Then the conference kicked off in Heydar Aliyev center.
Deputy Chief of the Public Policy Department of the Presidential Administration Arastun Mehdiyev made opening remarks. He also noted that according to order of President of Republic of Azerbaijan chain meetings are being held.
Speaking about a long road of modern press, Arastun Mehdiyev gave short description of 140 years history of Azerbaijani National Press.
Shamil Veliyev, dean of faculty of jurnalism of Baku State University spoke about history of press. He also highlights contributions of journalism faculty on development of national press.
Executive director of State Fund for Support of Mass Media Development under Azerbaijani President, Vugar Safarli spoke about government’s and especially Azerbaijani President’s care to national press. He noted that an obvious example of this care and attention is an establishment of State Fund for Support of Mass Media Development under Azerbaijani President.
Jale Aliyeva,a member of Milli Mejlis noted that the first swallow of our press “Ekinchi” has been a stimulus on development of modern Azerbaijani press. National Press founded by Hasan Bey Zerdabi, today is developed and being taken care by President Ilham Aliyev, the follower of Azerbaijani National Leader Heydar Aliyev’s policy.
Then heads of leading outlets, editors of regional newspapers and other speakers also highlighted in their speech a history and a period of prosperity of national press after Azerbaijan’s getting independence.