List of wire services

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This page contains a list of major international wire services.

Abbreviation Name Origin Headquarters Type
Reuters Reuters UK London Public Corporation
AP Associated Press USA Non-profit cooperative[1]
PA Press Association UK London Non-profit cooperative[2]
PAT Pressat UK London [3]
ANP Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau Netherlands Public Corporation (since 2000)
AFP Agence France Presse France Paris Government chartered public corporation
CP Canadian Press
La Presse Canadienne
Canada Toronto Not-for-profit cooperative
DPA Deutsche Presse-Agentur Germany Hamburg Public Corporation (with a limit that no shareholder may own more than 1.5% of the shares)[4]
ANSA Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata Italy Rome Not-for-profit cooperative
BNO BNO News Netherlands Private Corporation
UPI United Press International USA
STA Slovenian Press Agency Slovenia Ljubljana Government-chartered public corporation
4E Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation USA Miami Journalism Public Benefit Corporation[5]
FW Factwire News Agency Hong Hong Hong Kong Private Corporation(Crowd-founded by 3,300 Hongkongers)[6]