Malaysia formally launched the Non-Aligned Movement News Network (NNN) here on Tuesday, saying it would provide a window of the Movement to the world.
"The NNN must be supported, nurtured and developed to become an important window of NAM to the world," Malaysian Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin said at a ceremony here for launching the on-line news portal.
"I sincerely believe that the NNN will remain one of the required communication tools for the continuing and continual revitalization (of) NAM," he said.
The creation of the NNN was initiated by Malaysia in November last year. The Sixth Conference of the Ministers of Information of Non-Aligned Countries approved Malaysia's initiative to replace the now-defunct Non-Aligned News Agencies Pool.
Syed Jamil Syed Jaafar, general manager of Malaysia's National News Agency Bernama, said that the internet-driven NNN would serve as a new mechanism for sustained flow of information and an affordable and speedy communication tool for NAM citizens.
"......the NNN is a Malaysia-initiated endeavor to carry general and economic news items and pictures as well as other informative, accurate, credible and timeless content concerning NAM member countries in Asia,..., Africa, Latin America and Europe, " he said.
The NNN's secretariat currently is based at Bernama and the website carries some 60 news items and other information about NAM member countries each daily.
At present, 35 of 116 NAM member countries are contributing news to the NNN which carries the slogan "the NNN is about NAM by NAM for NAM and the World".