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Azerbaijan-based APA Group a media organization has launched its mobile application for both Android and iOS platforms.
APA Group mobile application is the best opportunity for users to get acquainted with new news at any time.
Azeri Press Agency (APA), Lent.az portal, Ona.az portal, news and articles of Vesti.az portal, Kulis.az literature and culture portal, as well as APA TV, can be easily watched in the APA Group mobile application.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Essam bin Saleh Al-Jutaili visited APA Media Group.
The Head of APA Media Group Vusala Mahirgizi greeted the ambassador and expressed her contentment to see the esteemed guest in the APA Media Group.
Ambassador Essam bin Saleh Al-Jutaili said that the relations between Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan are at a high level.
The Ambassador emphasized the important duty of conveying these relations to the people of the two states falls on the media and the embassy.
The diplomat stated he worked to strengthen relations with the Azerbaijani media.
Essam bin Saleh Al-Jutaili, pointing out that APA Media Group has a unique place in the Azerbaijani media, noted the necessity of cooperation between the media of both states and that this cooperation will contribute to further strengthening of relations between the two states and its people. The diplomat also stressed that several programs to be implemented in 2024 in the direction of Saudi Arabia-Azerbaijani cooperation, are planned.
In turn, Vusalya Mahirgizi highly appreciated the special attention of Issam bin Saleh al-Juteili to the media in a short period since the beginning of his activities as Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Azerbaijan. She noted that APA Media Group is ready to contribute to the further expansion of relations between the two countries, and to cooperate with the Saudi Arabian Embassy in this context.
Vusala Mahirgizi pointed out that the cooperation between the media bodies of Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia may play an important role in nations of both countries getting to know each other better.
The winners of the mobile film competition “Road to Our Village”, jointly organized by the State Tourism Agency and APA Media Group, have become known.
The award ceremony was attended by famous directors of the country, film critics, writers, and poets, as well as guests who showed interest in the competition.
During his speech, competition director Orkhan Mammadli spoke about the idea of creating the competition: “In the materials shot on a mobile phone, in a sense, something like a film is already happening. All you have to do is guide and view it in the right direction. We decided that we needed to hold such a competition.”
General Director of APA Media Group Nurshan Guliyev spoke about the useful aspects of the competition: “This competition is a necessary project for identifying unexplored corners of our country and demonstrating their uniqueness. One of the main useful aspects of the competition is the expansion of cooperation between the tourism sector and the media and the opening of new projects. We wish that such competitions become a trend and are held all the time.”
Kanan Guluzadeh, advisor to the chairman of the State Tourism Agency, drew attention to the great interest of the project.
"Such projects are also useful from the point of view of tourism. I congratulate those who took part in the competition, including the winners. I wish the project to be sustainable," said Kanan Guluzadeh.
Jury member, secretary of the Azerbaijan Cinematographers Union, and film director Ali Isa Jabbarov said that they are ready to provide the necessary support on behalf of the Azerbaijan Cinematographers Union in future projects: “You need to admire your homeland through a mobile phone. It's necessary. We already see beautiful images on TV. As I noted, we are ready to provide all possible support to the project so that it is permanent.”
After the performances, the names of the winners were announced and the award ceremony took place. The winner of the online voting on social networks was Sarvar Abdullayev with the film “The Road to Our Village.” Third place went to the film “The Mulberry Path” co-authored with Elvin Majidli and Dilaver Manafov.
By the decision of the jury, two authors received second place. This is Khayal Iskenderov with the film “The Road to Our Village - Gelebin” and Orkhan Sadigov with the film “Honey Road”.
First place in the competition went to Khayyam Namazov (Omar Khayyam) with the film “Once Upon a Time in Nija.”
It should be noted that the jury of the competition included film director Ali Isa Jabbarov, and film experts Sevda Sultanova and Aygun Aslan.
The jury's voting was conducted anonymously.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to Azerbaijan Faisal bin Abdullah Hamad Abdullah Al Henzab has paid a visit to APA Group.
The ambassador has met with the head of APA Group Vusala Mahirgizi.
Relations between the media of the two countries and cooperation in various directions have been discussed at the meeting
The diplomat noted that his country attaches great importance to relations with Azerbaijan and supports Azerbaijan's righteous work in the ongoing Patriotic war.
He said the two countries were working on important projects on cooperation in tourism, information technology and other fields, as well as mutual investment. The ambassador also stressed that work is underway on the organization of a program of cooperation between the media organizations of the two countries, the organization of mutual visits of journalists from both countries to get to know each other better and get acquainted with perspective fields. Faisal bin Abdullah Al Henzab has expressed confidence that new opportunities will arise for the further deepening of relations between Azerbaijan and Qatar after the end of the Azerbaijani Patriotic war and the coronavirus pandemic.
In her turn, V. Mahirgizi expressed gratitude to state of Qatar and its media for their support to Azerbaijan in its righteous work. V. Mahirgizi noted that Azerbaijan and Qatar have always been friend countries, APA Information Agency has always closely cooperated with Embassy of Qatar to Azerbaijan, as well as media bodies of the country. It has been noted that APA-Group has presented materials, reflecting death of people, destruction of residential buildings, civilian facilities, as Ganja, Barda, and other cities were shelled by Armenians using rockets, to them on the basis of appeal of Al-Jazeera bureau in Turkey.
She said that there are broad prosperities for deepening cooperation between both our countries, and media bodies of the countries, brought to attention importance of conduction of joint projects, as well as organization of mutual visits of media representatives for it.
V. Mahirgizi noted that institutions, included in APA-Group, are ready to provide information support to the work of further deepening relations between our countries.
Provocative information against SOCAR, which had never been disseminated in APA, was placed on the website. The purpose of phishing placed completely under a different domain is to deceive citizens under the pretext to buy shares. The reason for using APA’s design, logo style, and phishing the page even by using the author's signature is that the Agency is accepted as a trusted and reliable informational source.
APA Media Group notes that the company employees were aware of it on May 11, and an immediate official appeal was made to the Electron Security Service of the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport.
The appeal called for an investigation and action to be taken against the website that misrepresented APA and SOCAR and spread false news.
The company notes once again that APA's official web address is www.apa.az domain.
The website apasport.az, which is part of APA GROUP, has been updated. The first Azerbaijani-language sports website of our country appeared before readers in a new design and content.
For the first time in the Azerbaijani press, online results of the games are published on a sports website. Football fans, as well as fans of all sports, can watch live matches here. Tournament tables for each country are updated online, on apasport.az you can find statistics that are not published anywhere.
Apasport.az, which informs its readers about the most important events in world and Azerbaijani sports from the first day of its work, also offers coupons to forecasters. Coupon of the Day, Single Coupon and Express Coupon are compiled by our dedicated team of forecasters. In the near future, it is planned to involve foreign specialists and active forecasters in this work.
The "Expert Opinion" also reflects the predictions of well-known football experts for the games. On Apasport.az you can find out the expectations of both local and foreign experts from the matches.
It is also planned to hold competitions among readers in the near future. In addition, we will often offer you interesting videos.
There are also new sections on the site.
The "Offside" section is dedicated to those who have been offside for many years, and the "Stars" section is dedicated to the lives of world famous athletes.
APA Media Group hosted a presentation of writer Aykhan Ayvaz's new book "Without Windows".
APA reports that the editor-in-chief of Kulis.az website, poet Ulucay Akif shared his impressions about Aykhan Ayvaz's novel.
APA Media Group head Vusala Mahirgizi assessed Aykhan Ayvaz's novel as an attempt to get rid of pain: “I think Aykhan wrote this novel to get rid of the pain inside and to enter a new stage. I believe that there will be no place for these pains in Aykhan's future work and we will feel a completely new stage and text. This is my expectation not only for Aykhan's work, but for Azerbaijani literature as a whole. ”
Writer, journalist Mirmehdi Agaoglu noted that the subject of the novel is courageous: “In this book, Ayhan wrote about the suicide tragedy that we all know and have been in pain for years. I think "Windowless" is also Aykhan's attempt to get rid of this pain. I believe that he will make us happy with more beautiful works from now on. ”
Aykhan Ayvaz spoke about the difficulties of writing the novel: “This novel was written in 3 years. I think that I have achieved at least 60% of what I wanted to say in the novel, that is, I was able to express them in text. If the novel is promoted, it can gain a certain audience, I believe. "
Then Vugar Babazade, Ravan Javid, Murad Muradov, Samira Ashraf shared their impressions about the novel.
After the speeches, the author signed a book for readers.
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