Name of News Agencies and Countries Name of the World

Name of News Agencies in the World

News agencies were created with a single aim to enrich the newspapers with a wide variety of news events happening around the world. Initially the agencies were meant to provide the news items only to the newspapers but with the passage of time, the rapidly developing modern mediums such as the radio, television and Internet too adapted the services of news agencies.

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Facts about News Agencies of the Countries

  • Agence France-Presse (AFP) Havas was founded in 1835 by a Parisian translator and advertising agent, Charles-Louis Havas. That was the first news agency in the world.
  • The Associated Press was challenged by the creation of United Press Associations (now United Press International) in 1907 by William Randolph Hearst.
  • News Agency Reuters was founded in 1851 in England.
  • Agence France-Presse (or AFP) was founded in 1944 , making it the third-biggest news agency after AP and Reuters.
  • With the advent of communism in Russia, Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (or TASS) was founded in 1925.
  • Xinhua was later founded as Red China News Services in the Chinese Soviet Republic.

Names of the Important News agencies and their Country:

Name of Country Name of News Agency
Afghanistan Bakhtar News Agency – state-run, English-language pages
Afghanistan Pajhwok Afghan News – private, English-language pages
Afghanistan Afghan Islamic Press – private, based in Peshawar, Pakistan; English-language pages
Albania Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA) – English-language pages
Algeria Algerian Press Service (APS) – state-run
Angola Angola Press (Angop) – state-run, English-language pages
Angola AngoNoticias – Portugal-based news portal
Argentina Diarios y Noticias (DYN) – partly owned by Grupo Clarin
Argentina Telam – state run
Argentina Noticias Argentinas – set up by privately-owned newspapers
Armenia Arka – private, English-language pages
Armenia Armenpress – state-run, English-language pages
Armenia Mediamax – private, English-language pages
Australia AAP – Australian Associated Press
Australia ABC News – public broadcaster’s news site
Austria APA (Austria Presse Agentur) – owned by 15 newspapers and ORF
Austria Oe24 – news website
Azerbaijan Azartac – state-run, English-language pages
Azerbaijan Turan – private, English-language pages
Azerbaijan Trend – private, English-language pages
Bahrain Bahrain News Agency (BNA) – state-run, English-language pages
Bahrain Bahrain Mirror – opposition-leaning news website
Bangladesh Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) – official, English-language pages
Bangladesh bdnews24 – private
Bangladesh – private
Belarus Belta – state-owned, English-language pages
Belarus Belapan – private, English-language pages
Belarus Charter 97 – opposition-leaning site, English-language pages
Belgium Belga Press Agency
Belgium – English-language news site of Dutch-language public broadcaster
Benin Agence Benin-Presse (ABP) – state-run
Bolivia Agencia Boliviana de Informacion (ABI) – government-run
Bolivia Agencia de Noticias Fides (ANF) – owned by Catholic Church
Brazil Agencia Brasil – state-owned
Brazil Agencia Estado – private, Sao Paulo-based
Brazil Agencia Globo – private
Bulgaria Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) – English-language pages
Bulgaria Novinite – English-language news site
Bulgaria Mediapool – news site
Burkina Faso Agence d’Information du Burkina – official agency
Burma Myanmar News Agency (MNA) – state-run
Burma The Irrawaddy – Thailand-based website, in English and Burmese
Burma Mizzima News – India-based website, in English and Burmese
Burundi Agence Burundaise de Presse (ABP) – government controlled
Burundi Net Press – privately owned
Cambodia Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP)
Canada The Canadian Press
Cape Verde Inforpress – state-run
China Xinhua (New China News Agency) – state-run, web pages in English
Cote d’Ivoire Agence Ivoirienne de Presse (AIP) – state-owned
Croatia Hina – English-language pages
Croatia Croatian Information Centre – English-language pages
Croatia – news portal
Cuba Cuban News Agency (ACN) – state-run
Cuba Prensa Latina – state-run
Cyprus Cyprus News Agency – “semi-governmental” news agency
Cyprus TAK (northern Cyprus)
Czech Republic CTK – English-language pages
Czech Republic Prague Daily Monitor – news portal, in English
Democratic Republic of the Congo Agence Congolaise de Presse (ACP) – state-controlled
Denmark Ritzau – private
Djibouti Agence Djiboutienne d’Information – state news agency
Djibouti La Voix de Djibouti – exile news website
Egypt Middle East News Agency (MENA) – state-run
Egypt Masrawy – news portal
Eritrea – Ministry of Information website
Eritrea Erina (Eritrean News Agency) – state-run
Estonia Baltic News Service (BNS) – private
Estonia Delfi – news portal, in Estonian and Russian
Ethiopia Walta Information Centre (WIC) – privately-owned, pro-government
Ethiopia Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) – state-owned
Finland Finnish News Agency – Suomen Tietotoimisto (STT) – in Finnish, Swedish and English
France Agence France Presse (AFP) – Paris-based, founded in 1835
Georgia GHN – private, pages in English
Georgia Medianews – private, pages in English
Georgia InterpressNews – private, pages in English
Germany Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)
Ghana Ghana News Agency – state-run
Ghana GhanaWeb – news/information portal
Greece Athens News Agency – national agency, English-language pages
Greece NewsIt – news portal
Greece – news portal
Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA)
Haiti Agence Haitienne de Presse
Hungary MTI – state-owned
Hungary Hungary Around the Clock – English-language news site
Hungary Havaria Press – private
India Press Trust of India (PTI) – non-profit, owned by newspaper titles
India Asian News International (ANI) – commercial, privately-owned multimedia news agency
India Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) – privately-owned newswire
Indonesia Antara – government-owned news agency, English-language pages
Iran Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) – state-run
Iran Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) – English-language pages
Iran Fars News Agency – affiliated to Revolutionary Guards, English-language pages
Iraq Voices of Iraq – pooled news service launched by Reuters Foundation and UN Development Programme, English-language pages
Iraq National Iraqi News Agency (Nina) – private, English-language pages
Iraq Iraqi News – news site, in English
Italy Ansa
Italy AGI
Japan Kyodo – English-language pages
Japan Japan Today – online news, in English
Jordan Petra – state-run, operated by Information Ministry
Jordan Ammon News – private agency, English-language pages
Jordan Ain News – private, news website
Kazakhstan Kazinform – state-owned; English-language pages
Kazakhstan Interfax Kazakhstan – a service of Russian news agency Interfax; English-language pages
Kenya Kenya News Agency – state-owned, English-language
Kuwait Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) – in Arabic and English
Kyrgyzstan Kabar – state-run, English-language pages
Kyrgyzstan AKIpress – private, English-language pages
Kyrgyzstan – private, English-language pages
Latvia LETA – English-language pages
Latvia BNS (Baltic News Service)
Latvia Delfi – news portal, in Latvian and Russian
Lebanon Lebanese National News Agency – state-run, pages in English
Lebanon Naharnet – privately-owned news portal, pages in English
Lesotho Lesotho News Agency – state-run
Libya Libyan News Agency (WAL) – state-run
Libya Al-Tadamun – private news agency, Benghazi
Libya Tawasul – private news agency, via social media
Lithuania ELTA (Lithuanian News Agency) – private
Lithuania Baltic News Service (BNS) – private
Lithuania Delfi – news portal
Malaysia Bernama – state-run agency
Malaysia Malaysiakini – English-language news site
Malaysia The Malaysian Insider – English-language news site
Mali MaliWeb – news portal
Mali Malikounda – news portal
Mali Malijet – news website
Mauritania Mauritanian News Agency (AMI) – state-run
Mauritania Agence Nouakchott d’Information (ANI) – privately-owned
Mauritania Sahara Medias – private, news website
Mexico Notimex – state-run
Mexico El Universal – private
Moldova Infotag – pages in English
Moldova Moldpres – state-run, pages in English
Mongolia Montsame – state-owned
Montenegro MNNews MNNews – private, English-language pages
Morocco Maghreb Arab Presse (MAP) – state-run, English-language pages
Mozambique – portal, owned by Portugal Telecom
Mozambique Agencia Informacao Mocambique (AIM) – English-language pages
Namibia Namibia Press Agency (Nampa)
Nepal National News Agency (RSS) – state-run
Nepal – private, online news
Netherlands Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP) – news agency
Netherlands – news in English
Nigeria News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) – government-owned
North Korea Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) – state-run; web pages in several languages
North Korea Uriminzokkiri (On Our Own) – website carrying official news; pages in several languages
Oman Oman News Agency – official, English-language pages
Pakistan Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) – state-funded
Peru Andina – government-owned
Peru Peruvian Times – English-language
Philippines Philippines News Agency – government-run
Poland Polish News Agency (PAP)
Portugal Lusa News Agency
Qatar Qatar News Agency – state-run, English-language pages
Qatar Doha News – news website, in English
Republic of Macedonia Makfax – private
Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Information Agency (MIA) – state-run, English-language pages
Romania Agerpres – state-run, English-language pages
Romania Mediafax – private, English-language pages
Russia Itar-Tass – state-owned news agency, pages in English
Russia RIA-Novosti – state-owned news agency, pages in English
Russia Interfax – private news agency, pages in English
Rwanda Rwanda News Agency (RNA)
Rwanda Orinfor – government information
Saudi Arabia Saudi Press Agency (SPA) – state-run, English-language pages
Saudi Arabia Elaph – Saudi-owned pan-Arab news site, based in London
Saudi Arabia Sabq – news site
Senegal Agence de Presse Senegalaise – state-run
Senegal PANA – Dakar-based pan-African news agency
Serbia Tanjug – state-run, English-language pages
Serbia Beta – private
Serbia FoNet – private
Seychelles Seychelles Agence Presse
Sierra Leone Cotton Tree News – news website, operated by NGOs
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone News Agency
Slovakia TASR – partly state-funded
Slovakia Azet – popular portal, operates news site Aktuality
Slovenia Slovene Press Agency Slovene Press Agency
South Africa South African Press Association (SAPA)
South Korea Yonhap News Agency – English-language pages
Spain EFE – government-owned
Spain Europa Press – private
Spain Colpisa – private
Sri Lanka Lankapuvath – state-owned
Sri Lanka TamilNet – US-based Tamil news site, widely described as pro-Tamil Tiger
Sudan Sudan News Agency (Suna) – in Arabic, English and French
Sudan Sudan Tribune – English-language news site, based in France
Sweden TT – owned by several media groups
Switzerland swissinfo – news portal operated by public broadcaster, pages in English
Switzerland SDA – Swiss News Agency (SDA/ATS)
Syria Syrian Arab News Agency (Sana) – state-run, in Arabic, English and French
Taiwan Focus Taiwan – English-language service of state-run Central News Agency (CNA)
Taiwan Central Daily News – Chinese-language, Nationalist (Kuomintang)
Tajikistan Asia-Plus – private, English-language pages
Tajikistan Khovar – state-run, English-language pages
Tajikistan Avesta – private, English-language pages
Tanzania Press Services Tanzania
Togo Togo News Agency (ATOP) – state-run
Togo – online news
Togo iciLome – portal
Tunisia Agence Tunis Afrique Presse – state-run, English-language pages
Tunisia Tunisia Live – news website, in English
Turkmenistan Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary (TDH) – state news agency
Turkmenistan News Central Asia – Turkmenistan-based agency, registered in US
Ukraine Ukrinform – state-run, English-language pages
Ukraine UNIAN – private, English-language pages
Ukraine Interfax-Ukraine – private, English-language pages
United Arab Emirates Emirates News Agency (WAM) – official
United Kingdom The Press Association
United States Associated Press
United States Bloomberg Business News
United States UPI
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan National News Agency – state-run, English-language pages
Uzbekistan Jahon – run by foreign ministry, English-language pages
Venezuela Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (AVN) – state-run
Vietnam Vietnam News Agency – government-owned, English-language pages
Vietnam VietNamNet – news site run by Information Ministry, English-language pages
Yemen Yemen News Agency (Saba) – state-run, English-language pages
Yemen Marebpress – popular privately-run news site
Yemen Al-Tagheer – (Change), privately-run news site
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The first news agency in the world was Havas , founded in 1835 in France. It was founded by a Parisian translator and advertising agent, Charles-Louis Havas.


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