In November 1976, the United Arab Emirates agreed to set up the Emirates News Agency, WAM, to communicate news and information about the nascent state. On 18th June, 1977, WAM began to fullfil its professional mandate by transmitting UAE news to the rest of the world, covering all aspects of its political, economic and social development. This is in addition to the gathering and transmitting of all news and information related to the nation's representation abroad, and to its wide-ranging diplomatic and humanitarian missions, delegations and exhibitions, etc.. This work has been carried out over the years by an outstanding professional team which has been able to present a strong and accurate image of the UAE via WAM. WAM is ever evolving, and has seen many significant accomplishments over the years which have resulted in its ability to share important news, photographs and video material concerning the state from a single source. The latest developments at WAM in terms of its embrace of various social media platforms are a valuable addition to its communication methods, enhancing the value of speed of transmission of its content to web-page visitors, app users and subscribers around the world.