Type of site
|Broadcast newspaper online and mobile|
|Available in||Arabic, English, Persian, Kurdish, Turkish, Urdu|
|Founded||22 June 2003|
|Owner||Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization (IIDO)|
|CEO||Mohammad shojaeian (since september 2019)|
Ali Asgari (since April 2014)
Parviz Esmaeili (From July 2003 to October 2010), Reza Moghadasi (From October 2010 to April 2014)
|URL||Mehr News Agency |
Mehr News Agency English Edition
The Mehr News Agency (MNA; Persian pronunciation: [خبرگزاری مهر] Xabâr-gozâri Mehr; "Mehr News Agency") is an Iranian news agency headquartered in Tehran, owned by the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization (IIDO).
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 first CEO and Director General was Parviz Esmaeili and its current CEO and Director General is Mohammad Shojaeian (since september 2019).
MNA includes coverage in the following areas:
- Art (cinema, theater, music, visual arts)
- Culture and literature (poetry, stories, books)
- Religion and thought
- Seminary and university
- Modern Technology
- Magazines[clarification needed]
- Provinces[clarification needed]
MNA has five regional centers inside the country—northern, southern, central, eastern, and western Iran.
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, Arabic, Turkish, Urdu and Kurdish.
Employing more than 300 reporters and photographers dispatched in 30 provinces of the country, MNA provides the widest news coverage in Iran.
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.
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 20 foreign news agencies including the Japanese Kyodo News Agency, the Spanish EFE, the Chinese Xinhua News Agency, Cuba's official Prensa Latina (PL), the Press Trust of India (PTI), Korea's YONHAP, the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), the Turkish Cihan News Agency and Turkish Weekly, Georgia's PVNA, Zimbabwe's New Ziana, Romania's AGERPRES, 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), the Philippines News Agency (PNA) and Russian Sputnik news Agency.
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