Officials of Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) and Malaysian news agency (Bernama) in a meeting in Mongolia stressed further cooperation in order to break up the western monopoly on news and media. The meeting was held in Ulaanbaatar with participation of IRNA first Deputy Managing Director Gholamhossein Eslamifard and Bernama General Manger Datuk Hasnul Hassan.

Iran’s Eslamifard said IRNA and Bernama play an effective and important role in broadcasting news and developments in World of Islam, particularly in Asia. Hasnul Hassan for his part said strengthening of cooperation between the independent news agencies can be effective in breaking the West monopoly on news.

The Executive Board of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) started its 33rd meeting in Ulaanbaatar this morning. A delegation from the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), headed by Mr Eslamifard, is attending the meeting, which is planned for two days and Mr Eslamifard is due to address it this afternoon.

(Source: IRNA)
June 28th, 2011 - 9:14 UTC
by A.Sennitt