Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies

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The Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) is an association of news agencies from UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) member states in the Asia-Pacific region. It was previously known as the Organisation of Asian News Agencies.

It was formed in 1961 on UNESCO’s initiative. It provides a news wire service containing articles donated by its members.


The members of OANA are:[1]

Name Country
Asian National News .com Bangladesh
Bakhtar News Agency Afghanistan
Australian Associated Press Australia
Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency Azerbaijan
Trend News Agency Azerbaijan
Bahrain News Agency Bahrain
Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha Bangladesh
United News of Bangladesh Bangladesh
Agence Khmer de Presse Cambodia
Xinhua News Agency China
Korean Central News Agency North Korea
Emirates News Agency Emirates
Press Trust of India India
Varzesh3 News Agency Iran
Asian News International India
Antara Indonesia
Islamic Republic News Agency Iran
mosbatemardom Iran
Mehr News Agency Iran
Fars News Agency Iran
National Iraqi News Agency Iraq
Jiji Press Japan
Kyodo News Japan
Kazinform Kazakhstan
Khabar Agency Kazakhstan
Kuwait News Agency Kuwait
Kabar Kyrgyzstan
Lao News Agency Laos
Bernama Malaysia
Montsame News Agency Mongolia
Rastriya Samachar Samati Nepal
Oman News Agency Oman
Pakistan Press International Pakistan
Associated Press of Pakistan Pakistan
Philippines News Agency Philippines
Qatar News Agency Qatar
Yonhap News Agency South Korea
ITAR-TASS News Agency Russia
Russian Information Agency Russia
Saudi Press Agency Saudi Arabia
Lankapuvath Sri Lanka
Syrian Arab News Agency Syria
Thai News Agency Thailand
Anadolu News Agency Turkey
Vietnam News Agency Vietnam
Yemen News Agency Yemen

See also[edit]


  1. ^ K. M. Shrivastava (2007). News agencies from pigeon to internet. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 269. ISBN 1-932705-67-8. 

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