The 17th Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) annual meeting hosted by South Korean News Agency Yonhap kicked off in the capital Seoul on Thursday.

At the three-day event, the OANA board of directors for 2019-2022 will be elected, while Yonhap will assume the OANA presidency for the next three years, taking over from the Azerbaijan State News Agency (AzerTAc).

Forty-four OANA member news agencies from 35 countries are taking part in the group’s general assembly, along with observers from the World Congress of News Agencies (NAWC), the Union of Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN), and the Atlantic Federation of

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