Media Information Agency (MIA) is North Macedonia’s number one news source.
With a newsroom of more than 70 reporters and correspondents reporting from the country and abroad, MIA produces the largest and most varied output of news in the country.
We distribute a combined total of 300-350 articles a day in Macedonian, Albanian, and English.
Our content is produced according to professional journalism standards, which also makes us the most trustworthy source for news about North Macedonia.
Our clients include news organizations, embassies, public relations agencies, state institutions, and multinational companies.
We also provide a photo-service and are developing our video-service.
MIA leads Macedonian media in the fight against bias and fake news. Our articles are reprinted or broadcast by local media outlets across the political spectrum.
We are committed to being neutral and unbiased by producing content that is timely and true.
MIA, a state-owned public enterprise, was founded by the government as the Macedonian Information Agency in early 1998.
We started producing and distributing news in Macedonian and English on Sept. 30, 1998. The Albanian-language news service was introduced in May 1999.
Our reports have been quoted by Reuters, Associated Press, AFP, Voice of America, Deutsche Welle, and many other regional news agencies.
Examples include the reports produced during the 1999 Kosovo crisis and the 2001 security crisis, but we’ve also been cited as a reliable source of information in other situations when local, regional, and international political and economic issues intersected.
In April 2006, MIA was redesignated as a joint-stock company and renamed Macedonian Information Agency AD.
In March 2019, in line with the Prespa Agreement, the Macedonian Information Agency changed its name to Media Information Agency.
According to its statute, MIA is led by a Supervisory and Administrative Board.
The government of the Republic of North Macedonia appoints the five members of the Supervisory Board.
The Supervisory Board appoints, from MIA’s staff, the five members of the Administrative Board.
The Administrative Board’s president is MIA’s General Director and Editor-In-Chief.
MIA is organized in line with general principles and standards applying to national news agencies. The agency is made up of:
Director-General and Editor-In-Chief;
Newsroom, distributing national and international news through its Macedonian, Albanian, and English services;
IT service for technical support and distribution of MIA-produced content;
Photo and video services, and
Logistics: General and Administrative Service and Marketing Service.
MIA is a member of ABNA-SE, the Association of the Balkan News Agencies-Southeast Europe; BSANNA, the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies, and a participant in the News Agencies World Congress.
We exchange news content with ANA-MPA (Greece), Anadolu (Turkey), Bgnes and BTA (Bulgaria), DPA and EPA (Germany), FENA (Bosnia), HINA (Croatia), Tanjug (Serbia), TASR (Slovakia), and Xinhua (China).
We have also cooperated with ATA (Albania), APA (Austria), EFE (Spain), MINA (Montenegro), STA (Slovenia), TASS (Russia), as well as worldwide broadcasters such as Agence France-Presse, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Radio Free Europe, and Voice of America.
Kej “Dimitar Vlahov” 4, floor 2, 1000 Skopje
(former premises of Komercijalna Banka)
P.O. Box: 4
Tel.: 00 389 75 284 558
MIA’s Supervisory Board was appointed by the government of the Republic of North Macedonia, in the following order:
Zoran Ivanov, President – Aug. 3, 2017 –
Aleksandra Micoska-Mitevska, member – Aug. 3, 2017 –
Liljana Kapevska, member – Aug. 3, 2017 –
Tatjana Popovska, independent member – Aug. 3, 2017 –
Ardian Iseni, independent member – Nov. 27, 2018 –
Remzie Bilalji, former independent member – Aug. 3, 2017 – May 2, 2018
Dragan Antonovski, Administrative Board president and Director-General – Aug. 5, 2017 –
Gabriela Tocko, Administrative Board member in charge of news services – Aug. 5, 2017 –
Sanja Andreevska, Administrative Board member in charge of technology – Aug. 5, 2017 –
Marjan Tanushevski, Administrative Board member in charge of financial and legal issues – Aug. 5, 2017 –
Halit Ajdini, member of the Administrative Board in charge of services in other languages – Jan. 16, 2020 –
Sheriban Kllokoqi, former Administrative Board member in charge of other language services – Aug. 5, 2017 – Feb. 4, 2019