The 7th Congress of Azerbaijani Journalists kicked off in Baku on March 10.
The congress participants will hear reports from chairman of the Azerbaijani Press Council and the Council’s Control and Inspection Commission. They will also have discussions on the reports, and elect a new composition of the Press Council’s Board during the congress.
The congress participants will discuss the proposal of expanding the membership of the Press Council’s Board from 17 to 23 people.
A single ballot paper was composed of 51 members consisting of 24 journalists, 18 representatives of the public and 9 internet information resources representatives nominated by the member organizations to be elected to the Executive Board of Press Council.
If the participants of the Congress adopt a Charter amendment, the Board will consist of 11 journalists, 7 public representatives and 5 internet information resources representatives. Additionally, reserve members consisting of 2 journalists, 2 public representatives and 2 internet information resources representatives will be selected.