|Type||Not-for-profit news agency|
|Founded||Sahrawi refugee camps, Tindouf, Algeria (March 29, 1999)|
|Headquarters||Sahrawi refugee camps, Tindouf, Algeria|
|Website||English, عربي, Español, Français, русский|
Sahara Press Service is the multi-lingual official press agency of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, the government in exile of the Western Sahara. The agency mainly report government-related news and current Sahrawi affairs, both from the liberated territories, the occupied territories and the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria.
It was established at the Sahrawi refugee camps on March 29, 1999 (A POLISARIO agency press had been founded previously in 1980). Among the founders of SPS was the journalist and then SADR Minister of Information Mohamed Fadel Ismail Ould Es-Sweyih. Its current Director General and Editor in chief is Lemhamid Sidi Mohamed. Reports were published only in French until 2001, when the SPS website was opened. On March 2001, news started to be published also in Spanish. On April 20, 2003, the news were also published in English on the website. In 2005, SPS added Arabic to the language options of their site. Since September 2010, SPS release a weekly news resume bulletin on PDF format. On 1 July 2012 news started to be published also in Russian.
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