New Year congratulations

Dear executives and representatives of NAWC member agencies,

On these closing days of 2017, I feel honored to extend our warm wishes to all of our colleagues in the member agencies on the occasion of the upcoming New Year. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of you for your continued support throughout the year, which was rich with breaking and historic news that we are readying to leave behind.

As the President of both NAWC and OANA and a professional journalist, I have always believed that collaboration, pursuit of accurate, objective and unbiased information was paramount to progress in the media industry. The last twelve months demonstrated that in the rapidly progressing world, an error- and bias-free information begets transparency, trust and expands mutual understanding between people; whereas inaccurate news mislead and polarize entire communities. This is why cooperation and exchange of timely and credible information is of utmost importance, and I truly believe, that our organization is the proper platform to facilitate this process.

As all of you all have done in your careers, I too welcome each and every innovative idea which will help us all collectively meet the challenges of an ever-changing media industry. As we near the end of the year 2017, I congratulate you on many successes and accomplishments, and corresponding contributions to our profession. I take pride in being able to wish you every success in the upcoming 2018 and believe that you will build upon your previous achievements and reach new heights!

Our organization looks forward to continuing to work with all of you to attract the best talent, make breakthroughs and innovate for the greater good of mankind and extends to you our best wishes for a bright, happy and prosperous New Year 2018!

Truly Yours,

Aslan Aslanov
President, News Agencies World Congress