Emirates News Agency participates in the 38th OANA Executive Board Meeting

KUALA LUMPUR, 12th February, 2015 (WAM) — Emirates News Agency, WAM, is participating in the 38th Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies, OANA, Executive Board Meeting. Jamal Nasser Al Suwaider, Executive Director, is representing WAM in the meeting.

Some 40 participants comprising chief executive officers and top officials representing the board members are expected to attend the three-day meeting starting tomorrow, under the theme, “The Aent of Social Media and Challenges Confronting News Agencies”.

Ahmad Zukiman Mohd Zain, Bernama Deputy Editor-In-Chief, said that Bernama was given the honour to host the Kuala Lumpur meeting at the previous board meeting held in Bahrain last year.

“By being the host, Bernama will be able to build close cooperation with major countries in the world through their news agencies and get to know each other better through sharing of news,” he said.

Ahmad Zukiman said that OANA, a platform to reach out to the world, was set up to enable a free flow of news exchange among member countries so as not to be totally dependent on the news agencies of Western countries.

The news agencies taking part in the event are: Russia’s TASS, China’s Xinhua, South Korea’s Yonhap, Indonesia’s Antara, Vietnam News Agency, Bahrain News Agency, Iran’s IRNA, Turkey’s Anadolu, Iran’s Mehr News Agency, Mongolia’s MONTSAME News Agency, Australian Associated Press, Azerbaijan’s AzerTAc and Kazakhstan’s INA kazinform.