May 13, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The International Conference of News Agencies (ICNA) kicked off on Sunday in capital Islamabad.
The conference, to be instrumental in promoting country’s soft image amongst comity of nations, include participants Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.
The 2-day conference being organized under the theme, “Pakistan’s Media Opportunities and Challenges”, will discuss challenges facing journalists in terms of communication, cooperation, and news sources, in addition to methods of facilitating faster media exchange in order to provide access to accurate information in light of the fast growth of social media, which spreads imprecise or misleading information.
The conference would hold important sessions on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Media Connectivity, Emerging Future Challenges to News Agencies and Role of News Agencies in Digital Era and Mutual Cooperation.
20 national news agencies from Arab and foreign countries are participating in the ICNA. It coincides with the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence.