Realm Central News Agency or Mirhaimian News Agency (commonly referred to as Sinfa; Stanyish: Truth) is the national broadcaster of Mirhaime based in the National Broadcasting House in the Duchy of Karsac. It operates more than 30 foreign bureaux worldwide and maintains 38 bureaux in Mirhaime — one for each regional capital and state/governorate, including 6 in Novaris. The current General Director of Sinfa is Jatan Abban Karsan nar Ladhan.
With more than 60 media products made by more than 1,000 reporters and editors out of the over-2,300-strong staff, it is the press agency with the largest number of information products and forms in Mirhaime, from source news in the forms of text, photo, television, infographics, and audio to publications such as dailies, weeklies, magazines, pictorials, books, e-newspapers, websites, online and print newspapers, and information on mobile platforms and social networks, among others. It publishes in several languages, besides Fefsen, including (but not limited to) Vesienvällic, Staynish, Volscine, Packilvanian, Asendavian, Ethalrian, Alsaayqayidu, Xuhari, Haqmi, and more. Sinfa also boasts bilateral and multilateral partnerships with more than 40 news agencies and large international media organizations.
The predecessor to Sinfa was the Confederate Truth, founded following the incorporation of Varaus into the Trinterian Confederacy in 1634. For the duration of the Second War of Unification, Sinfa grew in prominence as the first Mirhaimian newspaper agency to fully realize the technique of printing, allowing papers written with news of developments on the front to be spread far and wide at reasonable profits and convenience; it also had the effect of contributing to the morale. Following the signing of the Treaty of Daemir and the subsequent establishment of the Federation of the Mirhaimian Realm, The Confederate Truth was reorganized into the Realm Papers as a statutory corporation though the nickname “Sinfa” remained.
In November 1920, the Kyrmirau Wireless Telegraph Company’s equipment testing center in Karsac broadcast the first live public radio broadcast in Mirhaime. Sinfa sponsored the program which featured a half-hour-long news report of events around Loren and Ymirodraeth by Aeron Gersi Deryon who later became Sinfa’s General Director. The broadcast is most significant for its substantial contributions to the eventual development of Sinfa’s radio subdivision - a stepping stone towards its future transformation - having captured the population’s attention and influenced public attitudes regarding the introduction of radio broadcasts.
With the appointment of the newly-made-Marheg Aeron Gersi Deryon nar Karsac to the post of Director General in June of 1922, one the most transitional periods in Sinfa’s modern history began. An intensely moralistic executive, Deryon appealed for more authority in her position. Her vision for Sinfa was for it to broadcast “everything that is best in every domain of knowledge, endeavor, and achievement” with the preservation of a “high moral tone” being of “essential significance”.
In such an endeavor, Deryon succeeded in establishing a system capable of standing up against the free-for-all radio systems of her time. The primary goal was to attract the largest audiences and thereby secure the greatest advertising revenue. However, in the wake of the political crisis of the 1920s, the system of impartial and balanced news and journalism established as the ethos of Sinfa under Deryon’s directorship was threatened by an increasingly impatient Meradhas Administration. However, against the skepticism that surrounded her and her department, Deryon successfully argued that trust in the establishment could be gained far more effectively via this impartiality than propaganda. Having emerged from the crisis larger than it was before, Sinfa cemented for itself a national audience with trust in its broadcasting. This success was followed soon after by a decision made early into the Keras Committee (1925-1930) to reorganize Sinfa under the official denomination of the Realm Central News Agency with Sinfa remaining as the Agency’s brand name.
In the following decades, many services from Sinfa were formed, paralleling the rapid pace of technological progress from the Television Service in 1942 to the Digital Information Service (DIS) in 1995. Sinfa has played a prominent role in the development of Mirhaimain culture and added to lifestyles of the various different eras which it had existed through.