Ukrinform

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National News Agency of Ukraine
Українське національне інформаційне агентство
Type State enterprise
Industry News agency
Founded March 16, 1918[1][2]
Headquarters 8/16 vulytsia Bohdana Khmelnytskoho, Kiev, Ukraine
Key people Oleksandr Detsyk[3]
Owner(s) Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Website www.ukrinform.ua

The National News Agency of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Українське національне інформаційне агентство) or Ukrinform (Ukrainian: Укрінформ) is a state information and news agency of Ukraine. It was founded in 1918 during the Ukrainian War of Independence[4] as the Bureau of Ukrainian Press (BUP). The first director of the agency was Dmytro Dontsov.

History[edit]

The state agency was established as the Bureau of Ukrainian Press (BUP) in 1918, yet since then it went through series of reorganizations.

  • 1918 - Bureau of Ukrainian Press
  • 1920 - All-Ukrainian bureau of the Russian Telegraph Agency (UkROSTA)
  • 1921 - Radio-Telegraph Agency of Ukraine (RATAU)
  • 1990 - Ukrainian National Informational Agency (UKRINFORM)
  • 1996 - State Informational Agency of Ukraine (DINAU)
  • 2000 - Ukrainian National Informational Agency (DINAU)

Outlook[edit]

Ukrinform main objectives are: the coverage of public policy and public life in Ukraine and providing information to government bodies; according to a Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from February 19, 1997 the agency carries out its activities independently of political parties and public organizations.[5]

Per day Ukrinform issues some 500 reports in English, German, Russian and Ukrainian and around 200 photos and audio digest. Ukrinform delivers information to the media, TV channels, radio stations, official establishments and local governments, foreign embassies and Ukrainian diplomatic missions abroad and foreign media.[6]

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