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CEO of AFP pays tribute to Emirates News Agency's professionalism and credibility

Posted on 24/04/2017

PARIS: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Agence France-Presse (AFP) Emmanuel Hoog, has praised the high professionalism and credibility of Emirates News Agency (WAM). During his meeting with Mohamed Jalal Al Rayysi, Executive Director of WAM on the sidelines of the meeting of the heads and directors of Arab news agencies, he said the Emirates News Agency "enjoys a high credibility and transparency in handling of events. It is a reliable source of news." Hoog expressed his satisfaction ...  >>MORE

WAM participates in 20th GCC news agencies officials

Posted on 03/04/2017

RIYADH: Mohammed Jalal Al Raisi, Executive-Director of the Emirates News Agency, WAM, has praised the high level of bilateral ties and strong co-operation between the news agencies of GCC countries during a meeting which took place today in Riyadh, noting the necessity of strengthening co-operation and widening horizons to contribute in developing media in the Gulf region. Speaking on the sidelines, he said that media organisations in GCC countries have the expertise, qualifications, abilities ...  >>MORE

WAM launches new app for smartphones

Posted on 29/03/2017

The Emirates News Agency, WAM, launched its new smartphone application called "WAM", which allows its users to easily reach a wide range of information and news, in addition to the different services offered by the news agency. The launch of the application, available on Apple and Google online app stores, is part of the plan of the National Media Council to keep pace with technological developments and electronic advances in news services, to achieve its vision of developing the media ...  >>MORE

Ministerial Development Council appoints Mohammed Jalal Al Raisi Executive Director of WAM

Posted on 23/02/2017

The Ministerial Development Council has appointed Mohammed Jalal Al Raisi Executive Director of Emirates New Agency ( WAM ) with the grade of Assistant Under-Secretary at the National Media Council ( NMC ). http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302599308 ...  >>MORE

WAM sheds light on IDEX

Posted on 19/02/2017

Emirates News Agency (WAM) is extensively covering the International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2017 (IDEX), through an integrated media team that will broadcast live from its media centre at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), according to a UAE official. The news service will constantly cover the unfolding sessions at IDEX, and provide reports, photos and videos to Arab and international media directly from the event, said Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, Executive Director of ...  >>MORE

WAM signs MoUs with Kazakh, Tunisian agencies

Posted on 14/02/2017

The Emirates News Agency (WAM) has signed two separate Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Kazakhstan's International News Agency (Kazinform) and Tunisia Africa News Agency (TAP) to facilitate news exchange. The MoU with the Kazakhstani agency was signed between Mohammed Jalal Al Raisi, Executive Director of WAM and Assel Tulegenova, the Director-General of Kazinform, at the World Government Summit here in the presence of Dauren Abayev, the Kazakhstani Minister of Information and ...  >>MORE

UAE joins OANA's committee of ethics

Posted on 20/11/2016

BAKU: The UAE was selected by the 16th General Assembly of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies, OANA, to be a member of OANA's committee of professional ethics during a meeting held yesterday in Azerbaijan's capital city of Baku. The city also hosted the 5th News Agencies World Congress yesterday, bringing together 180 delegates representing state and non-state news agencies from across the world. Commenting on the media achievement, Mohammad Jalal Al Rayssi, Executive Director of ...  >>MORE

WAM, Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organisation mull stronger cooperation

Posted on 26/06/2016

Executive Director of Emirates News Agency (WAM), Jamal Nasser Al Suwaider, and Secretary-General of the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organisation (ARCO), Dr Saleh bin Hamad Al Suhaibani, have discussed ways of enhancing cooperation and coordination between the two entities in various areas. During the talks which took place at the UAE's National Media Council, the head of the pan-Arab body praised WAM for playing a leading role in shining the light on relief and humanitarian activities at ...  >>MORE

WAM participates in FANA and Thomson Reuter's workshop in London

Posted on 22/05/2016

LONDON: A joint workshop between the Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA) and Thomson Reuters concluded in London last night. The two-day workshop was attended by heads of the Arab news agencies and senior officials at Thomson Reuters. Topics discussed during the workshop included the future of news agencies in the digital age and means of cooperation between FANA and Thomson Reuters in the media and training fields. The FANA delegation members visited Thomson Reuters' facilities in ...  >>MORE

GCC news agencies to strengthen cooperation

Posted on 22/01/2016

Officials of the news agencies in the GCC countries met in Riyadh yesterday to discuss ways of enhancing co-operation and adopting a unified vision towards regional and international issues. The Emirates News Agency (WAM) delegation was headed by its Executive Director, Jamal Nasser Al Suwaidir, who said the officials reviewed the GCC General Secretariat's report which defines the resolutions pertaining to the concepts of common GCC citizenship and common market. The meeting also discussed ...  >>MORE

WAM: A look into the future after 38 years covering the UAE's achievements

Posted on 26/06/2015

A few days ago, the Emirates News Agency, WAM, celebrated its 38th anniversary, marking a milestone since it first started reporting news of the United Arab Emirates on 18th June 1977. It was formally established in November 1976. Thirty-eight years later, WAM has grown to become an important Arab agency, covering all major official news throughout the UAE, which it provides to local, Arab and international newspapers and media, in Arabic, English and French. Ibrahim Al Abed recalls, "The ...  >>MORE

WAM launches special service for IDEX 2015 news

Posted on 23/02/2015

The Emirates News Agency, WAM, yesterday launched a special service to follow up the news regarding IDEX 2015 on its e-website http://www.wam.ae. Jamal Nasser Al Suwaider, WAM's Executive Director, said that the service was designed to implement an overall media plan to highlight the event locally, regionally and internationally. He added that this will include publishing a number of press interviews with various defence ...  >>MORE

Emirates News Agency participates in the 38th OANA Executive Board Meeting

Posted on 13/02/2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Emirates News Agency, WAM, is participating in the 38th Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies, OANA, Executive Board Meeting. Jamal Nasser Al Suwaider, Executive Director, is representing WAM in the meeting. Some 40 participants comprising chief executive officers and top officials representing the board members are expected to attend the three-day meeting starting tomorrow, under the theme, "The Advent of Social Media and Challenges Confronting News Agencies". Ahmad ...  >>MORE

WAM, Azerbaijan's AzerTAc sign cooperation agreement

Posted on 04/10/2014

BAKU: The U.A.E.'s Emirates News Agency, WAM, has signed a cooperation agreement with Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency, AzerTAc, on the sidelines of the two-day Baku International Humanitarian Forum which concludes today. The agreement provides for the exchange of news and photos between the two agencies, cooperation on training and contribution to the enhancement of cooperation relations and friendship between the media organisations of the two countries. The agreement was signed by WAM's ...  >>MORE

WAM's website attracts over 2.1 million visitors in H1, 2014

Posted on 20/07/2014

The Emirates News Agency's (WAM) website has attracted some 2.156 million visitors in H1, 2014, in comparison to the same period last year, showing a growth of 5.81 percent in its viewership. WAM statistical data indicates that the website has seen a growing demand from January to the end of June in the current year, especially after the launch of its new website last month which is designed according to the latest designs and standardisations in the programming, design and management fields. ...  >>MORE

FNC, NMC discuss cooperation ties

Posted on 19/06/2014

The Federal National Council (FNC)'s Human Resources Department delegation visited yesterday National Media Council (NMC) to discuss ways to enhance joint cooperation in the area of job performance development. Director General of NMC, Ibrahim Al Abed, welcomed the delegation, calling for continuous meetings and visits that would further integrate and streamline work efforts in the next period. For his part, the Director of Human Resources Department at NMC, Ali Al Naboodah briefed the ...  >>MORE

WAM marks 37th anniversary

Posted on 19/06/2014

The Emirates News Agency (WAM) celebrated yesterday at its main headquarters in Abu Dhabi, the 37th anniversary of the launch of news transmission in June 18th 1977. Heads of Departments, journalists and National Media Council (NMC) and WAM's staff attended the ceremony. At the beginning of the ceremony, NMC's Director General, Ibrahim Al Abed welcomed the audience, recalling the march of WAM since its establishment, its clear vision and constant keenness on highlighting the U.A.E.'s ...  >>MORE

KUNA delegation visits WAM

Posted on 14/01/2014

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) delegation members paid a visit yesterday to Emirates News Agency (WAM), where they met Ibrahim Al Abed, Director General of National Media Council (NMC) and a number of officials. During the meeting, the two sides discussed cooperation between the two agencies and exchange of expertise. The guests toured WAM sections, where they were briefed about the latest technologies being applied at the telecast, photos, TV, archiving and SMS sections. ...  >>MORE

Emirates News Agency Channel attracts more than a million viewers on YouTube

Posted on 29/11/2013

The Emirates News Agency, WAM, channel on YouTube has attracted over 1.1 million viewers. Jamal Naser Al-Swuaider, Acting Executive Director of WAM stated that the news agency is trying to keep up with the latest technology to highlight all the events and developments in all the emirates. Mr. Al-Swuaider reaffirmed that WAM, with all its divisions, is keen to cover progress witnessed by various sectors of the country, including the construction boom and the economic, developmental, ...  >>MORE

WAM elected member of OANA's Executive Office

Posted on 21/09/2013

Moscow: The 15th General Assembly of Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) has elected the Emirates News Agency (WAM) as a member of the Executive Office of the Organisation. Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency (AzerTAj) was elected for next presidency 2016. The meeting, being hosted by the Russian News Agency ITAR-TASS till 22nd of September, comes in the light of exchanging media expertise, discussing the latest media developments in order to develop media performance. The ...  >>MORE

WAM partakes in 15th General Assembly of OANA in Moscow

Posted on 20/09/2013

Moscow: Emirates News Agency (WAM) is taking part in 15th General Assembly of Organisation of Asia- Pacific News Agencies (OANA) meetings, which started in the Russian capital, Moscow, today. WAM delegation includes Jamal Nasser Al Suwaidar, Managing Director of WAM and Ahmed Najib, Director of IT at National Media Council. Russian President Vladimir Putin, today described the OANA in his message to the participants as "One of the oldest and major media gatherings in the world. OANA is the ...  >>MORE

Director of Kuwait News Agency visits WAM, lauds progress

Posted on 07/03/2013

Board Chairman and Director General of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah has hailed the distinguished relations between WAM and KUNA. He added that both agencies strive to upgrade the cooperation and extend it to all different media fields. The remarks were made yesterday during the tour of Sheikh Mubarak to WAM, where he met the officials. The Kuwaiti media official reiterated the importance of boosting the cooperation ties between the two agencies, ...  >>MORE

NMC, U.S. Embassy organise workshop on news editing

Posted on 17/09/2012

A veteran media expert conducted yesterday a training workshop on news editing for journalists working with Emirates News Agency (WAM) in Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Qaiwain and Ras Al Khaimah. Magda Abu Fadil, Director of Media Unlimited, is leading the five-day training event, jointly organised by UAE's National Media Council (NMC) and U.S. Embassy. Media Unlimited was founded to establish and maintain high standards for professional journalists and ...  >>MORE

WAM and BNA sign MoU

Posted on 11/10/2011

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works, Chairman of National Media Council (NMC) and Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, President of the Information Affairs' Authority in the Kingdom of Bahrain attended the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Emirates News Agency (WAM) and Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Present was Dr Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States. The MoU, which was ...  >>MORE

WAM strengthen its presence on pages of social networking sites

Posted on 09/08/2011

The Emirates News Agency (WAM) has applied new standards for the development of its online news to achieve the highest degrees of social networking web pages and reach millions of readers and visitors around the world. This step comes within the efforts of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works, Chairman of the National Media Council (NMC) to expand media activities in the country and highlight its visibility on the external level. Millions of visitors can now follow ...  >>MORE

WAM wins best media coverage award at Arab Media Tourism Forum

Posted on 16/05/2011

Sharm El-Sheikh - The Emirates News Agency (WAM) has walked away with the top laurel of media coverage at the Arab Media Forum on Tourism which concluded here recently. Khaled Khalil, Deputy Chairman of the Arab Centre for Tourism Media, said WAM had won the best media coverage award for spreading news reports of the conference to more than 39 newspapers and news websites. Egypt's Middle East News Agency (MENA) and Jordan News Agency (PETRA) took the second and third awards respectively. He ...  >>MORE

WAM, AGI ink cooperation agreement

Posted on 24/04/2011

Emirates News Agency (WAM) and the Italian News Agency - Agensia Giornalistica Italia (AGI) - have signed an agreement for cooperation in news exchange and multi-media. Such cooperation is poised to serve subscribers of the two agencies, including print and online newspapers, TV channels and other media outlets around the world. The agreement - signed today by Director General of the National Media Council (NMC) Ibrahim Al Abed and Age's President Daniela Paola - aims at exploring new ...  >>MORE

WAM discusses cooperation with AGI

Posted on 26/12/2010

The Emirates News Agency, WAM, discussed on Saturday ways to enhance cooperation with Italy's national news agency Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (AGI). The discussions were held while the Director General of the National Media Council Ibrahim Al Abed received the Arabic Services Coordinator of AGI Irfan Rashid at the NMC headquarters. Both sides explored the possibility of signing an agreement for cooperation in the fields of exchanging news and images and training as well as utilisation of WAM ...  >>MORE

WAM, Xinhua discusses co-operation

Posted on 10/11/2010

The Emirates News Agency (WAM) and Chinese News Agency, Xinhua, have discussed ways to promote relations and cooperation. The two sides reviewed ways of putting into force a bilateral agreement and exchanging photos and TV news. The agreement was signed back in 2000 by H.H Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and then Minister of Minister of Information and Culture, during a visit to China. During their visit to WAM, members of the Xinhua delegation toured ...  >>MORE

WAM launches its website in Arabic

Posted on 07/06/2010

The Emirates News Agency (WAM) has launched its website in Arabic in cooperation with Emirates Telecommunication Corporation (Etisalat). WAM is keen to follow up on the latest technological developments to provide the best services, news and pictures for users within the country and around the world. – Emirates News Agency, WAM ...  >>MORE

WAM, Euronews explore joint media cooperation

Posted on 19/05/2010

Dr. Riyad Maasaas, Head of the Arabic News Desk, Euronews, has paid a visit to the National Media Council for talks on ways of boosting joint media cooperation. Euronews produces and broadcasts news programs simultaneously in nine languages on issues that pertain both to the European Union as to the world. Maasaas said his network, a multilingual and pan-European television news channel which reaches an audience of more than 300 million, stands ready to develop cooperation with the Emirates ...  >>MORE

WAM and YONHAP sign cooperation agreement

Posted on 22/04/2010

Seoul - The Emirates News Agency (WAM) and the Korean News Agency (YONHAP) yesterday in Seoul signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen professional cooperation and exchange experiences. The agreement was signed by Mr. Ibrahim Al Abed, Director General of WAM and Mr. Park Jung-Chan, Chairman of YONHAP. The signing comes within the framework of the National Media Council's keenness to expand its cooperation with international media agencies, under the instructions of H.E Saqr Ghobash, ...  >>MORE

WAM, EFE to sign new cooperation agreement

Posted on 17/01/2010

The Emirates News Agency (WAM) and the Spanish News Agency (EFE) are intending to conclude a new agreement for boosting joint cooperation in exchange of news feed with special focus on multimedia in order better serve subscribers of both news providers from newspapers, e-papers, TV channels and other media outlets in the world. Final touches of the proposed agreement were put during a meeting held at the National Media Council (NMC) between Mr. Ibrahim Al Abed, Director General of the NMC and ...  >>MORE

WAM, ANTARA explore prospects of joint cooperation

Posted on 16/11/2009

Ahmad Mooches Yusuf, Director General of the Indonesian News Agency (ANTARA) last Thursday visited the National Media Council (NMC). Yusuf met with HE Ibrahim Al Abed, Director General of NMC, in the presence of HE Wahid Supriyadi, Indonesian Ambassador to the UAE, Akhmad Kusaeni, Deputy Editor in Chief of ANTARA, Mr. Ali Amer, Acting Executive Director of Emirates News Agency (WAM) and Mr. Jamal Al-Swuaider, Editor in Chief of WAM and a number of senior officials at WAM. The two sides ...  >>MORE

WAM boosts services to America

Posted on 28/09/2009

The Emirates News Agency (WAM) has boosted its services to the United States and Latin America following a cooperation agreement the agency signed with Topix, one of the world's most important news portals. The move aims at expanding further WAM services to thousands of media houses and millions of internet visitors worldwide. Based on the agreement, Topix will transmit on its portal WAM's daily news bulletin in North America and Latin America to boost the agency's efforts to reach wider ...  >>MORE

WAM to implement 'Digital News Archive' programme

Posted on 30/08/2009

Emirates News Agency (WAM) has introduced a cutting edge technology for digitally archiving video imagery, using a specialized computer system. The move was made in line with the directives of H.E. Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour '&' Chairman of the National Media Council. It is also part of the efforts made by to realize goals of the strategic development plan, including atomization of all services within WAM. "The programme entails creation of a digital archive for news items films, ...  >>MORE

WAM, Xinhua discuss media cooperation

Posted on 01/08/2009

Emirates News Agency (WAM) and China's Xinhua News Agency have stressed the need to further cooperate on exchanging news, photographs and TV news delivered to their subscribers worldwide. This came during a meeting held yesterday at WAM offices between Ibrahim Al Abed, Secretary General of the National Media Council '&' Director General of WAM and N Jiang, the newly appointed Manager of Xinhua's offices in Abu Dhabi. Al Abed wished Jiang success in his new assignment and pledged all possible ...  >>MORE

New design of WAM website inaugurated

Posted on 10/02/2009

The new design of WAM's home on the web was inaugurated yesterday by Saqr Ghobash, Chairman of the National Media Council (NMC) and Minister of Labour. In remarks at the launch, Ghobash underscored the role WAM is playing to deliver round-the-clock authentic news coverage of the UAE's achievements. Keeping pace with the latest technologies is part of NMC's efforts for a non-stop upgrade at all level to provide WAM's clients and its website browsers with the best services, he remarked. He ...  >>MORE

Emirates News Agency, Spanish News Agency discuss media cooperation

Posted on 01/02/2009

Emirates News Agency (WAM) and the Spanish News Agency have pledged to further cooperate on exchanging news, photographs and TV news delivered to their subscribers worldwide. This was discussed on Friday at WAM office between Ibrahim Al Abed, director general of WAM and Fouad Abdul Rahim, regional director of the Spanish News Agency in the Middle East. Abdul Rahim said the Spanish News Agency could dispatch WAM stories to thousands of major newspapers in Europe and Latin America to publish ...  >>MORE

WAM, MAP explore cooperation

Posted on 28/01/2009

Officials from Emirates News Agency (WAM) and Maghreb Arabe Press (MAP) in Rabat discussed ways to further promote cooperation to keep pace with technological advancements. This came at a meeting on Monday by Director General of MAP Ali Buzardah and Director General of WAM Ibrahim Al Abed who is in Rabat to take part in the 8th meeting of Information Ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). The two sides underlined the exchange of expertise and visits, conducting joint ...  >>MORE

WAM and Hankook Ilbo Media Group of Korea sign MoU

Posted on 16/12/2008

The Emirates News Agency (WAM) and the Hankook Ilbo Media Group, the parent company of South Korea's leading English daily newspaper The Korea Times, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) pertaining to a cooperative partnership. Under the agreement, the two media conglomerates will exchange news reports, photographs and other forms of bilateral cooperation. The agreement was signed and endorsed on behalf of WAM by Ibrahim Al Abed, Director General of Emirates News Agency and on ...  >>MORE

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CEO of AFP pays tribute to Emirates News Agency's professionalism and credibility


WAM participates in 20th GCC news agencies officials


WAM launches new app for smartphones


Ministerial Development Council appoints Mohammed Jalal Al Raisi Executive Director of WAM


WAM sheds light on IDEX


WAM signs MoUs with Kazakh, Tunisian agencies


UAE joins OANA's committee of ethics


WAM, Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organisation mull stronger cooperation


WAM participates in FANA and Thomson Reuter's workshop in London


GCC news agencies to strengthen cooperation


WAM: A look into the future after 38 years covering the UAE's achievements


WAM launches special service for IDEX 2015 news


Emirates News Agency participates in the 38th OANA Executive Board Meeting


WAM, Azerbaijan's AzerTAc sign cooperation agreement


WAM's website attracts over 2.1 million visitors in H1, 2014


FNC, NMC discuss cooperation ties


WAM marks 37th anniversary


KUNA delegation visits WAM


Emirates News Agency Channel attracts more than a million viewers on YouTube


WAM elected member of OANA's Executive Office


WAM partakes in 15th General Assembly of OANA in Moscow


Director of Kuwait News Agency visits WAM, lauds progress


NMC, U.S. Embassy organise workshop on news editing


WAM and BNA sign MoU


WAM strengthen its presence on pages of social networking sites


WAM wins best media coverage award at Arab Media Tourism Forum


WAM, AGI ink cooperation agreement


WAM discusses cooperation with AGI


WAM, Xinhua discusses co-operation


WAM launches its website in Arabic


WAM, Euronews explore joint media cooperation


WAM and YONHAP sign cooperation agreement


WAM, EFE to sign new cooperation agreement


WAM, ANTARA explore prospects of joint cooperation


WAM boosts services to America


WAM to implement 'Digital News Archive' programme


WAM, Xinhua discuss media cooperation


New design of WAM website inaugurated


Emirates News Agency, Spanish News Agency discuss media cooperation


WAM, MAP explore cooperation


WAM and Hankook Ilbo Media Group of Korea sign MoU