Minister of Higher Education congratulates Iraqi News Agency on its founding anniversary

  • 10-11-2021, 14:24
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    Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Nabil Kazem Abdul Sahib congratulated on Wednesday the Iraqi News Agency (INA) on its 62nd anniversary.
    The Iraqi News Agency (INA) is the first news agency in Iraq, and the second agency to be launched in the region after the Middle East News Agency, founded under the era of leader Abdul Karim Qassim in March 1959, as an official news agency, and a number of Iraqi journalists contributed to its establishment.
    On October 6, 1959, the agency's law and regulations were passed in the Official newspaper, and Ahmed Qattan was appointed the agency's first director general, while journalists Mohsen Hussein and Hamid Rashid were the first to work for the agency, and the then Minister of Guidance (media) Dr. Faisal Al-Samer made a great effort to establish the agency and pass its law.