List of wire services

This page contains a list of major international wire services.

Abbreviation Name Origin Headquarters Type
ReutersReutersUKLondonPublic company
APAssociated PressUSANon-profit cooperative[1]
PAPress AssociationUKLondonNon-profit cooperative[2]
PATPressatUKLondonPrivate corporation[3]
ANPAlgemeen Nederlands PersbureauNetherlandsThe HaguePublic company (since 2000)
AFPAgence France-PresseFranceParisState-owned enterprise
CPCanadian Press
La Presse Canadienne
CanadaTorontoNot-for-profit cooperative
DPADeutsche Presse-AgenturGermanyHamburgPublic company (with a limit that no shareholder may own more than 1.5% of the shares)[4]
AA Anadolu Agency Turkey Ankara State-owned enterprise
ANSAAgenzia Nazionale Stampa AssociataItalyRomeNot-for-profit cooperative
JTAJewish Telegraphic AgencyUnited StatesNew YorkNot-for-profit news agency[5]
BNOBNO NewsNetherlandsTilburgPublic company[6]
UPIUnited Press InternationalUSA
EFEAgencia EFESpainMadridState-owned enterprise
4EFourth Estate Public Benefit CorporationUSAPublic-benefit corporation[7]
FWFactwire News AgencyHong KongHong KongPrivate corporation (crowd-founded by 3,300 Hongkongers)[8]
KNWKorea NewswireSouth KoreaSeoulPrivate corporation[9]

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