The Association of the Balkan News Agencies - Southeast Europe (ABNA), was established in 1995, with an aim not only to develop a full cooperation among the news agencies of the region, but also to contribute to the establishment of a climate of peace, friendship, security and cooperation in the balkans region.
Regular Members of the Association are the following news agencies:
The role of news agencies and journalists in the new era will remain important as far as it concerns checking the news reliability, checking the sources' authenticity and helping the reader to create a point of view. In order this to happen, great efforts should be made in the field of vocational training and in the fields of information and promotion of behaviour codes, which will be announced to the public and will be respected by journalists.
Regular Members of the Association of the Balkan News Agencies are the following news agencies: AGERPRES (Bucharest), ANA-MPA (Athens), ANADOLU AGENCY (Ankara), ATA (Tirana), BTA (Sofia), CNA (Nicosia), FENA (Sarajevo), HINA (Zagreb), MIA (Skopje), SRNA (Banja Luka), TANJUG (Belgrade), while the following agencies are observers: ARMENPRESS (Erevan), MOLDPRES (Chisinau) and STA (Ljubljana).