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Type State-owned
Industry News agency
Founded January 31, 1995
Headquarters Sukhum, Abkhazia
Key people Manana Gurgulia, Director
Website www.apsnypress.info

Apsnypress is the state press agency of Abkhazia, an unrecognized, but de facto independent republic, considered de jure to be a part of Georgia. Its stated goals is to assist in development of democracy, sovereignty and independence of the Abkhaz republic and to ensure the information security thereof.

Detailed objectives[edit]

Apsnypress is dedicated to collecting, processing, publishing and distributing information pertaining to all sorts of events taking place in Abkhazia or otherwise concerning it. Its other activities include:

  • Establishing trends; modeling the development of political and socio-economic tendencies
  • Collaborating with the foreign media; accommodating the foreign journalists
  • Developing the media network within the republic and abroad
  • Improving the staff's professional skills; continuously recruiting of the journalists with knowledge of Russian, Abkhaz and English languages
  • Prompt publishing of the Abkhazian laws, presidential decrees and cabinet's decisions; its analysis, generalization and studying and publishing the responses to thereof
  • Prompt publishing of statements and appeals by the government bodies and its officials.
  • Reflecting the broad array of opinions regarding the important political, socio-economic and cultural events of Abkhazia.
  • Preparing and distributing the daily news bulletins
  • Preparing and distributing the press reviews
  • Organizing the press-conferences and briefings for the senior government officials
  • Information activities in the fields of TV and radio broadcasting; preparation of the self and jointly-produced TV a radio programmes
  • Carrying out the sociological studies, surveys and analyzing thereof