APA Director General meets with spokesperson for Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner

APA Director General meets with spokesperson for Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner
# 27 May 2009 17:00 (UTC +04:00)
Cooperation between Azerbaijani media and CE Human Rights Commissioner was discussed at the meeting. Stefano Montanari said they were interested in the cooperation with Azerbaijani media and underlined that freedom of media was one of the issues to which Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg paid much attention. Vusala Mahirgizi expressed her gratitude for the meeting and regular cooperation. APA Director General made her proposals on the improvement of the relations between the media in the South Caucasus and the Council of Europe.

The visit is being realized at the invitation of the CE Directorate of Communication. Vusala Mahirgizi acquainted herself with the agency’s new bureau in the main office of the Council of Europe. APA Director General will meet with Deputy Head of the CE Directorate of Communication Alun Drake, Press Officer of the Directorate of Communication Can Fisek, Head of Public Relations Division Jeremy Moakes, spokesperson for CE Venice Commission Tatiana Mishelova, Head of the PACE Communication Unit Micaela Catalano, spokesperson for the European Court of Human Rights
Strasbourg. Fuad Gulubayli – APA. Director General of Azeri-Press Agency (APA) Vusala Mahirgizi met with spokesperson for the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Stefano Montanari in Strasbourg, APA’s Europe bureau reports.Stefano Piedimonte, spokesperson for the CE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Dimitri Marchenkov and head of Permanent Azerbaijani Representation to the Council of Europe Arif Mammadov.

APA is the first and the only agency from the CIS that has office in the Council of Europe. 13 world-famous media organizations such as Turkey-based NTV channel, Reuters, Agence France-Presse have offices in the Council of Europe, APA is one of them.


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