September 8 is the International Solidarity Day of Journalists. In 1958, a decision was made at the IV Congress of the International Organization of Journalists held in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. This date, which is considered significant for the world media, was established in memory of the Czech journalist Julius Fuchik, who was killed by the Nazis on September 8, 1943. Today, the media policy established by the Great Leader Heydar Aliyev in our country is successfully continued under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev and meets the challenges of the times. enriched with relevant new content. Mass media and journalists are given the highest level of attention and care. Speaking of the International Solidarity Day of Journalists, two prestigious events held simultaneously in November 2016 in Baku under the patronage of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the support of First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, and the organization of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and AZERTAC event – the 5th Congress of World News Agencies and the 16th General Assembly of the Organization of News Agencies of Asia and the Pacific (OANA). It was the first time that heads of leading news agencies, well-known foreign journalists and media experts from all over the world gathered in Baku. The election of AZERTAC as the president of the World Congress of News Agencies and OANA for 2016-2019 is one of the rare events in our press history.