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Mehr News Agency

The Mehr News Agency (MNA) is an Iranian news agency headquartered in Tehran, owned by the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization (IIDO).

  • 1 History and profile
  • 2 International cooperation
  • 3 See also
  • 4 External links
  • 5 References

History and profile

Established on 22 June 2003, MNA is the most multilingual (transmitting news and photos in six languages) news agency in the Islamic Republic of Iran and its CEO and Director General is Ali Asgari (since April 2014).

Culture and Art (cinema, theater, music, visual arts); Culture and Literature (poetry, stories, books); Religion and Thought; Seminary and University; Modern Technology; Social; Economic; Political; International; Sports; Nuclear Energy; Sacred Defense, as well as Photos, and Provinces are the 14 news fields covered by MNA.

MNA has five regional centers inside the country—northern, southern, central, eastern, and western Iran—and one regional office outside the country in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It has also stringers and correspondents in Europe, South America, Turkey, East Asia, and some Persian Gulf littoral states and CIS countries for the time–being and is extending them across the world.

It transmits news and photos in six languages of Persian, English, German, Arabic, Turkish, and Urdu.

Employing more than 300 reporters and photographers dispatched in 30 provinces of the country, MNA provides the widest news coverage in Iran.

International cooperation

The news agency was accepted as the 40th member of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) at the 13th General Assembly held in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2007. The agency was the host agency of the OANA 31st Executive Board Meeting (EBM) and the 25th Editorial-Technical Experts Group (ETEG) Meeting in 2009. It had also actively participated in two international summits – the 2009 World Media Summit in Beijing, China, and the 2010 OANA Summit Congress in Seoul, South Korea.

The agency was also a special guest of the III News Agencies’ World Congress (NAWC) in Argentina from 19 to 23 October 2010.

MNA also actively participated in the Istanbul OANA General Assembly in November 2010 and the OANA 26th ETEG - 32nd EBM meetings in Ulan Bator in June 2011.

According to the OANA Secretary’s report to the Istanbul Assembly, MNA, which has become OANA member since 2007, ranked second among the OANA member agencies in number of news and photos published on the organization’s website. MNA initiated the OANA flag, and the 50-year-old OANA adopted the flag.

MNA has so far signed contracts with more than 18 foreign news agencies including the Japanese Kyodo News Agency, the Spanish EFE, the Chinese Xinhua News Agency, Cuba’s official Prensa Latina (PL), the Russian Interfax Ltd, the Press Trust of India (PTI), Korea''s YONHAP, the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), the Turkish Cihan News Agency, Malaysia’s BERNAMA, Indonesia’s ANTARA, the Azerbaijani Trend News Agency, Mongolia’s MONTSAME, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), and the Philippines News Agency (PNA).

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