On February 13, the opening ceremony of “Social Media School”, organised by Reformist Youths Public Union with the financial support of the Youth Foundation under the President of Azerbaijan, was held in Ganja.
Chairman of Ganja city branch of the New Azerbaijan Party Mr. Nagif Hamzayev, Head of the Reformist Youths Public Union Mr. Farid Shahbazli, Director of the Youth and Sports General Directorate of Ganja city Mr. Mushvig Jafarov, representative of Ganja City Executive Power Mr. Kanan Mammadov, trainers and young people took part in the opening ceremony of “Social Media School”.
More than 400 young people joined to the trainings, which took place on 13-14 February in Ganja. The two-day trainings will consist of 4 sessions and main aim of this media project is to teach the youths to new media knowledges, tell them about all the benefits of its knowledge and skills, share the rules of the effective use of social media, as well as to contribute to the development of youths in the social media sphere.
Speaking to young people in “Social Media School”, human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov talk about the role of social media and internet in shaping and growing of youths as a person. Noting that the social media has become a serious platform in the modern globalized world, Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the importance of youths to use these opportunities for maximum and to give wide coverage to social media in their future life and activity.
Told that a social media has unlimited opportunities for personal development, speaker said that the social media opens up opportunities for ensuring the interests of society and state. Noting the importance of information war today, human rights defender stressed that internet network is a parallel front line in the issues of Nagornoy-Karabakh conflict and other urgent matters of Azerbaijan, and youths hold an important position in this war. Sharing his personal experience about how to achieve more effective results by taking full advantage of social media, in delivering the Azerbaijan realities in various international events, Head of AIDHR Dr. Ahmad Shahidov said that Azerbaijan is ahead of Armenia in recent years’ information and propaganda war and emphasized the possibility of delivering the truths about Azerbaijan in the background of the existing double standards in the world.