Day Today GK has prepared a list of major News Agencies of Different Countries.
What is a News Agency?
A news agency is an organization that gathers news reports and sells them to subscribing news organizations, such as newspapers, magazines and radio and television broadcasters. Although there are many news agencies around the world, three global news agencies, Agence France-Presse (AFP), Associated Press (AP) and Reuters, have offices in most countries of the world and cover all areas of information.
News Agencies of Different Countries
|USA||Associated Press(AP), United Press International (UP)|
|Russia||Telegraph Agency of the Sovereign States (TASS), Novosti|
|Malaysia||Malaysian National News Agency (MNNA)|
|Italy||Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associate (ANSA)|
|Israel||Associated Israel Press (AIP)|
|France||Agence France Presse (AFP)|
|India||Press Trust of India (PTI), United News of India (UNI), Samachar Bharti|
|Iran||Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)|
|Germany||Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA)|
|Australia||Australian Associated Press|
|Pakistan||Pakistan Press International (PPI),
Associated Press of Pakistan(APP)
|Egypt||Middle East News Agency (MENA)|
Interesting Facts About Press Trust of India – News Agency of India
- Press Trust of India (PTI) is the largest news agency in India.
- It is headquartered in New Delhi and is a nonprofit cooperative among more than 500 Indian newspapers and has more than 1,000 full-time employees.
- It employs over 400 journalists and 500 part-time correspondents located in most of the district headquarters in the country.
- A few correspondents are based in major capitals and important business centres on the world.
- It took over the operations of the Associated Press of India from Reuters after India’s independence in 1949.
- It exchanges information with several other news agencies including 100 news agencies based outside India, such as Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, The New York Times and Bloomberg L.P..
- Press Trust of India is the only news agency in South Asia which operates its own communication satellite, an INSAT, to broadcast news and information.