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NAM News Network
AbbreviationNNN
PredecessorNon-Aligned News Agencies Pool
Formation2005
PurposeNews agency
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Secretariat)
Parent organisation
Non-Aligned Movement
Websitewww.namnewsnetwork.org

The NAM News Network (NNN) is a news agency established by countries of the Non-Aligned Movement to disseminate news which are not prejudicial to the third-world countries.

Organisation and operations

It was established at the initiative of Malaysia, but in concurrence with the decision taken by the Sixth Conference of Ministers of Information of Non-Aligned Countries (COMINAC VI) hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November 2005.[1] The agency was created after the earlier network, Non-Aligned News Agencies Pool (NANAP), fell into disuse in the mid-1990s.[2]

NAM News Network's stated mission is to promote information and news from a developing country perspective[2] and to be "a valuable alternative for the Western news dominance", essentially revitalizing Non-Aligned Movement's original intention with NANAP but now equipped with the technology of Internet.[3] It was also set up as a working platform and central hub for accredited news organizations within NAM countries to publish and reuse content.[2]

According to the agency's website, "the NNN sees itself as an alternative source of information rather than being in competition with other major news services. Essentially it would serve as a conduit for NAM member countries to tell their story and use it as a yet another tool of communication for them."[4]

Secretariat

The agency's secretariat is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The national news agency Bernama serves as NNN's coordinating body.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Non-Aligned Movement-Seychelles welcomes revamped news agency". Seychelles Nation. Seychelles. 6 January 2006. Retrieved 19 March 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d Crain, Matthew (2011). "Non-Aligned News Agencies Pool". In Downing, John D. H. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media. SAGE Publications. p. 369. ISBN 9780761926887. OCLC 1201860882.
  3. ^ Joye, Stijn (2006). "IPS, Activism and the Internet". Raising awareness, challenging establishment. The surplus value of a global and local alternative news agency. Academia Press. p. 25. ISBN 9789038210513.
  4. ^ "About Nam News Network". NAM News Network. Retrieved 5 January 2022.