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State of Kuwait
Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(وكالة الأنباء الكويتية (كونا
KUNA logo
Agency overview
Headquarters Shuwaikh, Al Asimah
Coordinates: 29°20′37″N 47°56′52″E / 29.34361°N 47.94778°E / 29.34361; 47.94778
Agency executives
Website Official website

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) is an official state news wire service based in Kuwait.

History and structureEdit

KUNA was established in 1956.[1] It was reorganized in 1976 as an independent body.[2][3] However, it functions as a branch of the Ministry of Information,[2][4] although it has an independent budget.[5]

The agency has a section with the title of Health and Environment which covers regularly updated news on environmental issues.[6]

As of 2009 the news agency had offices and correspondents in 33 countries.[5]


  1. ^ "Kuwait History". Al Diwan Al Amiri. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Kuwait Press". Press Reference. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Ali Abdulsamad Dashti (2008). "The effect of online journalism on the freedom of press: The case of Kuwait" (PhD Thesis). University of Stirling. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Ahmed Mady (2005). "Roles and Effects of Media in the Middle East and the United States". United States Army Command and General Staff College. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Media sustainability index 2009" (PDF). IREX. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Najib Saab. "The Environment in Arab Media" (PDF). Arab Forum for Environment and Development. Archived from the original (Report) on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014.