KNG, which is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was formed by exiled Kachin students in New Delhi, India, working from branches offices in Thailand, India, China and inside Burma.
“It is good to have a news agency for Kachin people because it is important to report what is really happening in Kachin State,” said a Kachin student studying abroad.
KNG is publishing online news daily in English, Kachin and Burmese. It also features KNG Television News.
It also broadcasts radio programming on Radio Free Asia (RFA) in the Kachin language for 15 minutes, once a week and publishes a monthly Kachin language magazine, called “Jinghpaw Nsen”.
KNG is planning to produce a Kachin FM radio program in the future.
“It was a small news agency among exiled Burmese news groups. However, it continues to grow and become more useful as a source of information for Kachin people,” said one person who attended an anniversary prayer service in the New Delhi office.
Prayer services celebrating the 8 anniversary were held at the KNG branch office at the China-Burma border, as well as in New Delhi and Chiang Mai.
“I would like to suggest that KNG should cover more stories in rural areas,” a student, who asked not to be identified, said.
KNG’s mission is to tell the truth to the people, to promote a better relationship between the government and its citizens, increase the government’s understanding of the role of the media, expresses the political views of Kachin people and protect the rights of the community, educate them, promote democracy, entertain and to preserve the ethnic Kachin language through media.