18th Tehran press fair wraps up

The 18th edition of Tehran International Exhibition of the Press and News Agencies has wrapped up in a closing ceremony that recognized and offered award to top participants, Press TV reports.

The closing ceremony was held at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Grounds (Mosalla) on Tuesday with numerous Iranian and foreign media officials and experts in attendance.

Iranian Deputy Culture Minister for Press Affairs Mohammad-Jafar Mohammadzadeh told Press TV that the 18th edition of Tehran’s press fair was well received by participating institutions, noting, “In the previous edition of the fair, we had about 480 stands, but in this year’s edition, we managed to… host nearly 610 Iranian and 50 foreign stands in the venue.”

“We also had numerous workshops and professional gatherings in the fair,” he added.

According to official figures, the week-long event hosted more than 100,000 visitors every day.

Iran has around 4,000 publications, 15 news agencies and dozens of news websites; making it one of the fastest growing countries in terms of the number of media institution and publications.

The Press Union of the Islamic World was also established on the sidelines of the international event.

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