Non-Aligned News Agencies Pool
The Non-Aligned News Agencies Pool
) was a cooperation system among news agencies
countries, which lasted from 1975 to mid-1990s. The NANAP was initially led, funded, and supported by Yugoslavia
, and gathered many state-owned news organizations, especially in Africa
and Southern Asia
It was also known by many different translations, such as the News Agencies Pool of Non-Aligned Countries, the Consorce of Non-Aligned News Agencies, and the Common Agency of Non-Aligned Countries.
In the meantime, the NANAP operated as an international, collaborative, charges-free, and institutional cooperation between news agencies of the Third World
. Its main goal was to provide their own mass media
channels with news which would be unbiased — or, at most, biased with their own worldview
— and offer a counter-hegemonical
report on world news concerning developing nations
Tanjug, specifically, had a leading role not only by hosting and lending equipment, technicians, and training journalists
from underdeveloped, poorer countries, but also by taking into the system its own self-management model
. Although the Pool had no official headquarters, most of the operations in the first years were held in Belgrade.
The NANAP began a slow decline after 1980, when NWICO talks were moved to the UN
framework, under the UNESCO. But, after both the United States and the United Kingdom retreated their memberships from the organization, the initiative lost financial support and suffered a boycott by pro-free-market
Also in 1980, Marshal Tito
died, and the new leaderships in Yugoslavia deviated focus to other priorities. In the same year, Iraq and Iran started their 8-years war
and the NANAP was used as a mean by both INA and IRNA to circulate propaganda warfare
Although mostly inactive, the Pool was officially led by IRNA until the mid-1990s and then by Malaysia
until 2005, when a ministerial conference of Information by the Non-Aligned Movement called on the creation of a Non-Aligned News Network
to resurrect the NANAP.
The NAM News Network (NNN)
is the transformation of the now-defunct NANAP or Non-Aligned News Agencies Pool. The resurrection was with the concurrence and endorsement of the Sixth Conference of Ministers of Information of Non-Aligned Countries (COMINAC VI) hosted by Malaysia in November 2005.
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