Leading news agencies from all over the world
MINDS Members are the leading news agencies from all over the world. At present the MINDS network consist of more than 20 news agencies, all of them representing their home market with its entire media industry at MINDS. With its members, MINDS is covering all major markets in Europe as well as the most important ones in America, Asia and Australia. MINDS Members are holding a core position in their national media markets, supporting media clients in their transition to digital by providing them with innovative new media solutions. According to the statutes, all member agencies are equal at MINDS, regardless their size, success or financial power.
AA – Anadolu Agency
Anadolu Agency (AA), is a global news agency delivering news across the world in 13 different languages; Turkish, English, Arabic, BCS, Russian, French, Sorani, Kurmanji, Persian, Albanian, Macedonian, Indonesian and Spanish. AA, with 101 years of strong experience covers world affairs under various categories; politics, economics, finance, energy, sports, technology and much more. Since 1920, AA with its long-rooted history brings real-time text news, photos, infographics and video to media outlets, newspapers, websites, TV channels, public and private organizations. AA has a global reach with offices in 41 locations, representatives in 100 countries, subscribers from 76 countries and over 1,700 employees with up to 2,000 freelancers from 142 nationalities.
AAP – Australian Associated Press
The principles upon which AAP was founded almost 90 years ago – impartiality, independence, accuracy, reliability and speed – remain at its heart today. AAP’s mission is to provide the Australian media, private and public sector with factual, objective, unbiased, reliable and comprehensive news service.
AFP – AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
AFP is a global news agency, delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. With 2,260 staff and stringers of 80 different nationalities spread across 165 countries and 200 bureaus, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages (French, English, German, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese), delivering the news in video, text, photographs, multimedia, graphics and videographics.
ANP – Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau
The B.V. Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP, Den Haag) is the central national news provider of publishers and broadcasters in the Netherlands. With tailored business lines ANP is serving the needs of the diversifying information markets. ANP is one of the founders of MINDS International.
ANA – Athens-Macedonian News Agency
The Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) is the leading provider of news content in the Balkans. Since 1905, ANA has been providing news content, photos, videos, graphs and multimedia products. Greek and foreign newspapers, radio and TV stations, news agencies, embassies, the local administration as well as large public and private companies are daily informed by the state news agency. There’s a steady stream of news in Greek, English and French languages pouring through the agency 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as a digital radio station and a weekly free press. ANAʼs correspondents and editors as well as its collaborations with the largest international news agencies ensure that all the important news from Greece and abroad on the fields of politics, economy, tourism, sports is rapidly and correctly disseminated. Moreover, ANA is striving to keep updated with technological developments in order to compete in today’s business world and meet the needs of its customers.
ANSA – Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata
Independent, Reliable, Fast – the Values of our tradition ANSA is Italy’s leading newswire and press agency for national and international news. Created in 1945 by a coalition of Italy’s largest newspapers, ANSA actually is a cooperative comprising the 31 publishers owning the major Italian daily newspapers. ANSA provides a full and impartial source of information through its 22 offices in Italy and over 92 bureaus in 90 countries across 5 continents: Europe, America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Every day, 24/7, over 3,500 news items, more than 1,700 images, and videos are distributed via Internet, TV, satellite, mobile phone and tablets in 6 languages (Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and German) to more than 4,000 users around the world. The international ANSA network is completed by established partnerships with all major news agencies in the world, the European Pressphoto Agency and the most qualified distributors in order to create a global presence, strategic and widespread by high quality standards. All ANSA production/distribution and publishing processes are in a multimedia format and UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 certificated by international normative.
AP – The Associated Press
The Associated Press is the backbone of the world’s information system serving thousands of daily newspaper, radio, television and online customers with coverage in all media and news in all formats. It is the largest and oldest news organization in the world, serving as a source of news, photos, graphics, audio and video.
APA – Austria Presse Agentur
The Austria Presse Agentur reg. Gen. m. b. H (APA, Wien) is the national news agency and the leading information service provider in Austria. APA covers the sectors news agency, information management, and information technology. APA is one of the founders of MINDS International.
BELGA News Agency
Belga, evolved from a classic press agency into a multimedia information centre in a multi-lingual country, accordingly offers a segmented coverage of news and information meeting the sector’s quality standards in Dutch and in French, about all types of events, both national and international and backed up by state of the art technology.
Bulgarian News Agency
The Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) is an independent national news organization of the Republic of Bulgaria. BTA was established by a decree issued by Prince Ferdinand I in 1898. It put out its first newsletter on February 16 the same year. BTA exchanges information with the global news agencies and with a number of national news agencies.
CP – The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press is Canada’s most trusted news source and leader in providing real-time, bilingual multimedia content for online, mobile and emerging platforms. Approximately 225 journalists deliver news stories, photos, graphics, audio and online video, plus news coverage from The Associated Press, to daily newspapers, radio and TV stations and websites. Clients depend on The Canadian Press for reliable, accurate and fast coverage, written and edited according to the standards set for the industry by The Canadian Press Stylebook.
ČTK – Česká tisková kancelář
The Czech News Agency (CTK) is the Czech national news and information agency providing objective and complex information for the free formation of opinions. The service is provided to other media, companies, state agencies and individuals. CTK is a public institution created by law. CTK is not subsidised by state funding, it is politically and economically independent.
dpa – Deutsche Presse-Agentur
The German Press Agency dpa is a trusted, accurate and independent provider of news with the digital and multimedia content to power the media at home and abroad. Our customers benefit from the extensive global network of correspondents and editors maintained by Germany’s leading news wire. News gathering is completely free of outside influence. Print media, radio stations, online and mobile communication providers in more than 100 countries rely on this journalistic excellence around-the-clock.
The leading Spanish language news agency and one of the largest news agencies in the world, with more than sixty years of experience guarantees its impartiality, its power, its credibility and its immediacy. Agencia EFE is a multimedia news company with a network of journalists worldwide, more than 3,000 professionals of 60 nationalities working 24 hours a day in over 180 cities in 110 countries, and four publishing houses in Madrid, Bogotá, El Cairo and Rio de Janeiro, offering products to customers across the five continents. EFE distributes 3 million pieces of news every year in various news formats: text, photographs, audio, video and multimedia, reaching more than 3.000 news media in the world every day.
Keystone – SDA
Keystone-SDA is the national Swiss news agency. Around the clock it provides information on politics, economy, society and culture in three national languages, German, French and Italian. On average 180’000 news are edited per year. 18 photographers and a dozen video-journalists cover news from all over the country. The visual department has its own infographic team and is oriented towards assignments and corporate production. Keystone-SDA owns the most comprehensive picture archive in Switzerland of the last 150 years, containing about 10 million pictures. As the biggest news agency in Switzerland, it employs 300 collaborators, of which 70% are editorial staff.
Kyodo News, founded in November 1945 as a nonprofit cooperative organization, is the leading news agency in Japan. Operating with an annual budget from membership dues and other subscription revenues, Kyodo is completely independent of government and commercial interests. The English-language news service, average 80,000 words a day, reaches international news agencies, newspapers, radio-TV broadcasters and financial information distributors all over the world as well as international organizations as WTO, IMF, IOC and so on. Kyodo’s Japanese-language news service is distributed to almost all newspapers and broadcasters in Japan. The combined circulation of newspaper subscribers is about 50 million.
LUSA – Agência de Notícias de Portugal
Lusa is since 1987 the biggest news agency in Portuguese language, having 200 Journalists, 80 correspondents based abroad. Lusa offers it’s service to all Portuguese national newspapers, radio stations and television networks and internet portals covering national politics, social, local, society, health, justice, etc. services.
NTB – Norsk Telegrambyrå
Established in 1867, Norsk Telegrambyrå (NTB) is the leading provider of news in Norway. Media houses, broadcasters and a range of customers from both public and private sector use NTB as a reliable source of news – seamlessly adapted to a variety of publishing platforms.
PAP – Polska Agencja Prasowa
The Polish Press Agency, Poland’s most trusted source of real-time news. With over 250 journalists and 50 photographers, the agency supplies a variety of comprehensive news services to its customers ranging from print and digital media to corporate sector and public administration. Drawing on over ninety years of experience, PAP as a national news agency gives a guarantee of impartiality, credibility and accuracy. Embracing the ever changing and demanding market, PAP still stands by a “gentle dreamer’s pursuit of truth” held by Ryszard Kapuściński.
Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest multimedia news provider. It has remained true to the Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias for over 167 years. With unmatched coverage in over 16 languages, and reaching billions of people worldwide every day, it provides trusted intelligence that powers humans and machines to make smart decisions. Reuters: the Real World in Real Time.;
Ritzau is a reliable and fast Danish news agency that delivers targeted news products and media services to media houses, companies and organizations.
The Finnish News Agency (STT) is an independent, national news provider. STT is the only news organisation in Finland that produces a real-time and comprehensive news agency service. STT also produces a number of other services for media as well as communications services for leading companies and other organisations.
The TT Group (TT-Gruppen) is a full service provider in the B2B marketplace for content and services to the Swedish media industry. The core business is to convey fast, comprehensive, correct, reliable and relevant journalism 24/7/365. TT-Gruppen has expanded considerably over the last years and has acquired several new agencies within areas such as photography, video, graphics, media monitoring and business intelligence. TT-Gruppen has today 330 employees of which the majority are journalists. Every week TT-Gruppen moves approximately 2.000 news items, 75.000 photos, 700 video clips and 2.000 customized pages with tv-listings.