Ma'an News Agency
Ma'an News Agenc: Trilingual professional journalism
Launched in 2005, Ma'an News Agency (MNA) publishes
up-to-the-minute professional news reports in Arabic, English
and Hebrew. It is among the most browsed websites in the Palestinian territories, with according to Google statistics five million visits per month. Considered the main source of independent news from Palestine, MNA has become the first choice for online information for many Palestinians and is attracting growing interest from the international community.
Ma'an News Agency offers 24-hour professional news coverage for local, regional, and international readers, as well as feature stories, analysis, and opinion articles by a range of authors, journalists and writers. Like Ma'an Network, MNA scrupulously maintains its editorial independence – a rarity among Palestinian media outlets – and aims to promote access to information, freedom of expression, press freedom, and media pluralism.
Through its English website, MNA strives to convey a multi-dimensional picture of life in Palestine to a local, regional and global audience, and to provide a forum for Palestinians to address the international community. MNA covers Palestinian political, economic, cultural, and sports news from all sections of the West Bank and
Gaza Strip, as well as developments in Israel. In addition to providing the latest national news stories and comprehensive local coverage, important items from the Hebrew press are regularly being translated for our Arabic readers.
To provide this comprehensive coverage, MNA maintains a network of trained correspondents and photographers in all the major cities in Palestine, who work in cooperation with the editors, translators, and other staff in Ma’an Network’s offices in the West Bank and Gaza. Recognizing that people want access to the latest news in a variety of formats, MNA offers an SMS breaking news service to subscribers, who receive updates about critical events in Palestine through text messages in Arabic and English. MNA also offers SMS updates on economic and sports news in Arabic. In addition, MNA provides a scrolling news bar that is displayed on Ma'an Network’s seven local TV stations.
MNA was launched with funding from the Danish Representative Office to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Netherlands Representative Office to the PA, and Ma'an Network is deeply grateful to both offices for their support during MNA’s foundational period. Having established itself as the premier source of independent Palestinian news on the internet, Ma'an News Agency looks forward to serving the Palestinian and international communities for many years to come.