Bahrain News Agency

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Bahrain News Agency

وكالة انباء البحرين
Agency overview
Formed 1976; 39 years ago (1976)
Preceding Agency Gulf News Agency
Jurisdiction Government of Bahrain
Headquarters Manama
Minister responsible Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Information Affairs Authority President
Agency executive Muhannad Sulaiman, Agency director
Parent agency Information Affairs Authority

The Bahrain News Agency (BNA) is the state news agency of Bahrain.

History and profile[edit]

The BNA was established in 1976 with the name of the Gulf News Agency.[1] In 2001 it was renamed as the Bahrain News Agency.[2] The agency is run under the Information Affairs Authority. It is a member of the Federation of Arab News Agencies.[3] The BNA has both Arabic and English publications and is based in Manama.[2]

In July 2013, the agency launched BNA Zaman, a service which documents Bahrain's landmark development achievements via pictures.[4]


  1. ^ "IAA Overview". Information Affairs Authority. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Media Landscape. Bahrain". Menassat. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Shrivastava, K. M. (2007). News agencies from pigeon to internet. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 278. ISBN 978-1-932705-67-6. 
  4. ^ "Bahrain News Agency Launches "BNA Zaman" Service". Bahrain News Agency. Manama. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 

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