(By LEİLA KULENOVA, Special Correspondent in RIZE): –
“We are seriously interested in training our young journalists and these conferences help us interact with the international media” said Hasan Yavuz Bakir senior journalist at CayTV and chief organiser of the Black Sea International Media and Tourism Conference in Rize (21 October 2017).
In an exclusive meeting in the seaside city of RIZE with Dr Shahid Qureshi Chief editor of The London Post and head of LP Media Consultants senior journalist Mr Hasan said: ‘I am very happy with the offer of LP Media Consultants www.lpmediaconsultants.com/ to provide training to our media persons and journalists’.
Dr Shahid Qureshi said: “due to my own back ground and special relationship with Pakistan – Britain and Turkey, my team would be happy to assist you and will do best to reduce the cost and support the training program. This financial support will be towards the training costs. The training could be designed locally and international locations including London to provide exposure to the aspiring journalists.”
The meeting took place after the RIZE Media Congress and facilitated by senior journalist and writer İBRAHİM ARSLAN from Kosovo.
Earlier International journalists attended the Media forum of Anadolu Publishers Association.
There was active participation by Azerbaijani journalists based in Turkey and Baku in the forum.
Politicians and members of parliament spoke to the local and foreign journalists.
The Congress was supported by the Turkish Prime Minister’s office which stressed the need of close co-operation of Turkish journalists with international media.
On this occasion journalists shared their experiences, challenges and difficulties. The rights and freedom of media was discussed but the same time the importance of following of rule of law by journalists was also stressed. “Journalists are not above the law” said a senior journalist.
Participants of the international congress were taken for the city tour that was included a visit to the local tea factory and tea plantations in the close by mountains.