Bahrain News Agency

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

Bahrain News Agency
وكالة انباء البحرين
Agency overview
Formed1976; 44 years ago (1976)
Preceding agency
  • Gulf News Agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Bahrain
Minister responsible
  • Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Information Affairs Authority President
Agency executive
  • Agency director
Parent agencyInformation Affairs Authority

History and profileEdit

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. Archived from the original on 23 April 2015. 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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