DUSHANBE, March 11, 2011, Asia-Plus  -- The Tajik Press Day is marked on March 11.

On this occasion, a ceremonial meeting will take place at the Tajik Academic Drama Theatre named after Abulqosim Lohouti in Dushanbe today afternoon.

Besides, a ceremony of awarding best journalists and media outlets and an exhibition of books, brochures, magazines and newspapers will be held on sidelines of the meeting that has been organized by the Ministry of Culture (MoC).

We will recall that by president’s decree the Tajik Press Day has been marked on March 11 since 1993.  The Tajik Press Day is marked on March 11 in honor of the first Tajik-language newspaper Bukhoroi Sharif (Glorious Bukhara), the first edition of which was issued on March 11, 1912.

According to a MoC, 170 newspapers, 74 magazines and six news agencies now function in the country.