EFE

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Agencia EFE, S.A.
Type Sociedad Anónima
Industry News media
Predecessors
  • Centro de Corresponsales (1865-1919)
  • Fabra (1919-1936)
Founded Madrid, Spain 3 January 1939; 75 years ago (1939-01-03)
Founders
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Area served Worldwide
Products Wire service
Website www.efe.com

Agencia EFE, S.A. (Spanish: [ˈefe]) is a Spanish international news agency created in 1939 by Spain's former minister of the press and propaganda Ramón Serrano Súñer[1] and Manuel Aznar Zubigaray.

Nowadays, EFE is the major multimedia news agency in Spanish and the world's fourth largest wire service after the Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse.[citation needed]

Employees in Spain are represented by several labor unions. EFE has about 40 employees in the United States who voted on 29 September 2005, to be represented by the News Media Guild. Workers ratified a first labor contract in December 2006, marking the first time the company had ever reached such an agreement outside Spain.

The agency organized the second News Agencies World Congress (NAWC) in 2007.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramón Serrano Suñer". Allegheny Times. Associated Press. 3 September 2003. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Rashid Hassan (20 November 2013). "News agencies embrace information technology". Arab News (Riyadh). Retrieved 8 February 2014. 

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