Kazinform International News Agency marks 99th anniversary

kazinformNur Sultan: Kazinform International News Agency, the first in Kazakhstan to gain an international status, is celebrating its 99th anniversary.

Throughout 99 years, the agency has been disseminating news related to the president, government and parliament of Kazakhstan, ministries, public institutions, cultural and sport achievements as well as world news.

The agency said that its main principle is to accurately, promptly and impartially cover the news.

Kazinform which has a wide network of correspondents both in the country and abroad disseminates information in the Kazakh, Russian, English and Chinese languages. The news in Kazakh are also published in the Cyrillic, Latin and Arabic scripts.

It is a member of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies, the Association of National News Agencies of the CIS countries, the Organization of the Turkic-Speaking Countries’ News Agencies and the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY). It is also a partner of major news agencies of the world. Kazinform was established on August 13, 1920 as the Orenburg-Turgai department of the Russian Telegraph Agency (ROSTA).

In 1925 it was renamed as KazROST and in 1937, it was transferred to the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR as the KazTAG. In 1997, by a decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan it was renamed as KazAAG .

The National Company Kazinform JSC was founded in 2002 on the ground of KazAAG agency.

As per a 2011 government’s resolution, the JSC NC Kazakh News Agency was reorganized and merged with JSC Kazakhstan Republican TV and Radio Corporation.

On October 16, 2013, based on a decision of the Management Board of JSC Kazakhstan TV and Radio Corporation, LLP Kazinform International News Agency was established. Askar Umarov has been Director General of Kazinform Agency since 2017.

Apart from news materials, Kazinform has a large archive of exclusive photo and video materials. it is the only Kazakhstani news agency that publishes regional news and infographic in Kazakh, Russian and English languages.



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