List of wire services

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This article contains a list of major international wire services.

Abbreviation Name Origin Headquarters Type
AA Anadolu Agency Turkey Ankara State-owned enterprise
AFP Agence France-Presse France Paris State-owned enterprise
ANP Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau Netherlands The Hague Public company (since 2000)
ANSA Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata Italy Rome Not-for-profit cooperative
AP Associated Press USA New York Non-profit cooperative[1]
BNO BNO News Netherlands Tilburg Public company[2]
DPA Deutsche Presse-Agentur Germany Hamburg Public company (with a limit that no shareholder may own more than 1.5% of the shares)[3]
EFE Agencia EFE Spain Madrid State-owned enterprise
FE Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation USA Washington, D.C. Public benefit cooperative[4]
JTA Jewish Telegraphic Agency USA New York Not-for-profit news agency[5]
KNW Korea Newswire South Korea Seoul Private corporation[6]
PA Press Association UK London Non-profit cooperative[7]
Reuters Reuters UK London Public company

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  1. ^ "FAQs | the Associated Press". Archived from the original on 7 April 2004. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  2. ^ "About Us - BNO News". BNO News. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  3. ^ dpa - Ownership
  4. ^ "We are a Public Benefit Cooperative". Fourth Estate.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "About the Jewish Telegraphic Agency". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "List". Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  7. ^ "PA Media - powering storytelling on any platform". PA Media - powering storytelling on any platform : PA Media.