The Qatar News Agency was established on the 25th of May 1975 AD, by Decree No. (94), to be the second Gulf news agency and one of the achievements of the Qatari march in the media field.
Throughout its history, the agency witnessed a qualitative and quantitative development in terms of working hours and content. The agency started broadcasting for only half an hour a day, then gradually increased until the agency broadcasts 24 hours a day.
With the succession of years and the accompanying changes, a major qualitative shift was necessary for the Qatar News Agency to push it forward, and this actually happened with the issuance of Emiri Decree No. (72) on the eleventh of September 2007 organizing the Qatar News Agency.
In all the news it broadcasts, QNA is keen on honesty, objectivity and impartiality, and it follows up on all events of interest to the State of Qatar at various levels internally and externally.
“Qatar news and the world is in your hands”
(Transmitting the news of the State of Qatar and world events to readers with accuracy, comprehensiveness and journalistic professionalism, using the fastest and most efficient means).
Qatar News Agency seeks to obtain documented news from various internal and external sources, redistribute and market it locally and globally, analyze news and information, prepare comments and studies of interest to local and international public opinion, and issue, distribute and market them.
For the Qatar News Agency to be the first source of news for Qatari officials, ministries, authorities and institutions and for all events and activities taking place in the State of Qatar.
Working on making the agency one of the most important Gulf, Arab and international sources.
Adopting a foreign media strategy based on working to introduce the State of Qatar to the media in various fields on the regional and international arenas.
Preparing studies, research and specialized publications of interest to local, Arab and international public opinion, issuing, distributing and marketing them.
Conducting opinion polls, extracting local, Arab and international public opinion trends, classifying, issuing, distributing and marketing them, by issuing qualitative bulletins in different languages.
Excellence in providing press services by making the Qatar News Agency the reliable source for high-quality, accessible news.
Excellence in providing services to accredited correspondents in the country and various local and foreign media institutions and providing them with information and facilities.
Strengthening cooperation and consolidating and strengthening ties with various media agencies and personalities abroad.
Developing the capabilities of the agency’s employees and media professionals from inside and outside the agency by organizing specialized courses and workshops to help raise the level of the media profession in the country.
Work to create constructive partnerships with press and media institutions at home and abroad.
Work on optimizing the use of technology in providing services within the agency and in archiving and publishing news.
Excellence in filming local and international events and preparing them for distribution and documentation.
Commitment to the principles of the policy of the State of Qatar.
Commitment to the principles of the Islamic religion and the values of customs and traditions.
Commitment to credibility and accuracy.
Commitment to journalistic professionalism.
Qatar News Agency is a member of the Federation of Arab News Agencies (Fana), which aims to enhance Arab media work so that Arab news agencies become more advanced through the technologies and technology they use.
Qena is also a member of the Association of News Agencies of Non-Aligned Countries, as well as the Federation of Southeast Asian and Pacific News Agencies, in addition to being a member of the Federation of Islamic News Agencies, and a member of the World Press Association.
Qena affiliate sites
Qatar News Agency official website:
The Qatar News Agency (QNA) website is the official website specialized in publishing official news in addition to local, Arab and international news. Visitors to the QNA website can easily access the information, news, photos and videos they seek related to the State of Qatar through the website.
Services provided by the agency:
Various news services.
News service on mobile phones.