News bulletin and services

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MENA now has sixteen news services which are transmitted simultaneously for at least 18 hours daily and could be extended to 24 hours in major events.



These services are:

Local Arabic News Service:

A service transmitted to subscribers in Egypt, focusing on various political, social, cultural, economic and sports activities...etc. with a comprehensive on-spot coverage of important Arab, international and Mideast developments.

English & French Services:

Both presenting a selection of the most important news items carried by the Arabic service. They are directed to English and French speaking subscribers at home and abroad.

Special International Service:

 A service which concentrates on Arab and Middle East political news. It offers accurate selection of special news for various sources. Description:

Economic Service:

A specialized service covering key economic events and developments on the local, regional and international scenes. Description: Description:

SMS Service:

A distinguished service under which breaking news are sent to subscribers as they happen on their cell phones.


MENA Popular Portal:

 A new service introduced by MENA to interact directly with the audience. MENA is the first news agency in the Middle East, North Africa and Arab region and second worldwide to offer such service. A bright group of young MENA journalists, who have been trained by international experts on web journalism, will be working in the portal.


Photo features:

MENA prepares a variety of photo features covering all aspects of life inside and outside Egypt in sports, cultural, artistic, scientific, historical ....etc. MENA also provides Egyptian and foreign press establishments with photos of important events in Egypt.

MENA issues a distinguished collection of printed daily, bi-weekly and weekly bulletins, each of which covers a special field.


They are:

Cairo Press Review (CPR):

Issued daily in English. It provides to non-Arabic speaking readers a review of important news and commentaries carried by Cairo morning newspapers. This bulletin is distributed to embassies, press offices and foreign organizations in Cairo for subscription fees.

Party Press Review (PPR):

A bi-weekly issued in English offering a comprehensive round-up of main news and issues published by partisan newspapers.


A weekly issued in English, offering a comprehensive review of important economic news to those interested in the field.

More than 400 journalists are working for MENA to offer its different news services in addition to nearly 600 employees, technicians and legal experts.

MENA depends on a wide network of correspondents as it has offices in 40 world capitals. It also has plans to expand its network, with a special eye on Africa.

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