The Seychelles News Agency is now officially online
Wed, 28 May 2014
The Seychelles News Agency is now officially launched – http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com. The agency is a new voice for Seychelles and small island developing states in the world, giving daily 'as -it-happens' news and focusing on the islands' environment, defence and maritime security, oil exploration, tourism and business development as well as news and views from other Indian Ocean islands and key African events.
The agency will be the first National news agency in the world to use the Creative Commons licensing system for online low resolution photos (640 x 427 pixels) posted on its site, while offering the option for users and media to buy high resolution versions. All text is free for use, as long as the agency is cited.
The project is being funded by the Department of Information of the Government of Seychelles and was initiated by the Honorary Consul for Seychelles in Bulgaria, Maxim Behar, who owns and manages a leading PR and Social Media companyM3 Communications Group, Inc.
Here is what he said reagrding the launch of the Seychelles News Agency on April 22, 2014:
“Nowadays the information flow is crucial not only for the marketing of each country, but also for developing international relations, even for the diplomacy and purely human relations. That is why, I do consider launch of the first professional purely online media on Seychelles – the News Agency, as a significant step for promoting our achievements, our people, our beauty and nature to the whole world, and also I am absolutely sure that it will have a verypositive impact inpromoting the country as a whole. Seychelles News Agency has all the latest softwares and it will be for sure one of the most modern in the world.”