Peyamner News Agency (PNA) is a Kurdish news agency based in Erbil, capital of Kurdistan region.
PNA tries to professionally cover political, social, economic, intellectual, sport and scientific news and events.
PNA covers up the news and events of the Kurdistan region, Iraq, other parts of Kurdistan and Kurdish Diaspora, in addition to delivering what happens in the Middle East and all around the World.
PNA gives priority to the news and events within the Kurdistan region, in order to prepare a clear picture of what happen in the region for citizens. It also pay attention to the Iraqi news, as Kurdistan constitutionally is still belong to Iraq; therefore both positive and negative events happen in Iraq will directly or indirectly affect the Kurdish region and its citizens.
News of the other parts of Kurdistan (in Turkey, Iran and Syria) is very important for Kurdish people of this region. Because the Kurdish citizens of this part believe that they are belong to a large nation which is Kurdish nation and feels they share the same fate with their Kurdish fellows in other parts.
Events, news and activities taking place in Kurdish Diaspora has special significant for PNA, as Kurdish people in all parts pay special attention to it.
Kurdistan region of Iraq and other parts of the Kurdistan are located in the Middle East and share similar political and economic structure, common norms and religion. Any events take place in those states will have effect on Iraqi Kurdistan and the other parts of Kurdistan. Therefore, PNA also covers news and events in their languages.
Peyamner News Agency as an electronic media to raise civilian’s awareness is a part of the process of democratization in the Kurdistan region.