APP(Associated press of Pakistan):
▪ APP, Associated press of Pakistan is the federal news agency of Pakistan.The news
agency works under the ministry of information and broadcasting. A general manager
appointed by the ministry runs the organizational setup.The department has a staff of
more than five hundred staff members, which include reporters, camera operators,
journalists, writers, newscasters and finance staff.The office of the department is in the
capital, Islamabad.APP has its offices in three main cities, which include Karachi,
Rawalpindi, Lahore and a vast network of linked offices in small cities.
▪ The firm has faced serious economic and financial crisis due to lack of funds in the early
years until October 2002 when through an ordinance, it was converted in to a
corporation and renamed as APPC Associated Press Pakistan Corporation. With annual
budget of 140 million rupees, the organization generates its income from print and
electronic media. Being a federal administrative body all newspapers and different
news networks work under its supervision. Dawn,The Nation PakistanTimes,The News
International are major English newspapers while Nawa-e-waqt, Khabrain and Jang are
Urdu newspapers having readers throughout the country. APPC provides all news of
different issues including official, political, local, marketing and business.The APPC has
close allies with more than 35 different news agencies of the world and it is official
source of International news for other nations
PPI(Pakistan Press International):
▪ Pakistan Press International (PPI), the country's independent news agency, was established
in 1956.The agency enjoys the respect of national and international media and has
distinguished itself as an instrument of credible, objective, and ethical journalism.
▪ PPI has an extensive news file prepared by over 300 staffers and stringers in all parts of the
country. All major newspapers, radio and television stations in Pakistan and a number of
international news and database organisations subscribe to PPI's text, photo and audio
news services in English and Urdu.
▪ Besides political news, PPI also lays special emphasis on the coverage of economic, social,
cultural and sports news, particularly projection of activities in the rural areas. PPI has one
of the most extensive coverage of rural Pakistan of any media organisation.
▪ The agency encourages news of social programmers', such as human rights, women's
empowerment, literacy, children's rights, family planning and environmental issues. PPI's
policy is to help make people aware of social problems such as dangers of drugs, smoking
and other health hazards.
INP(INDEPENDENT NEWS PAKISTAN)
▪ INP.net.pk is among the Pakistan leaders in online news and information
delivery. Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated staff in INP
Capital headquarters in Islamabad, and in bureaus Lahore, Peshawar,
Karachi , Quetta & Azad Kashmir, with more than 1000 correspondent all
our the Pakistan and world, INP.net.pk relies heavily on INP's team of
almost 100 news professionals. INP.net.pk features the latest
technologies, to searchable archives of news features and background
PPA(PAKISTAN PRESS AGENCY):
▪ Pakistan Press Agency (PPA) was established in 1990 in Karachi by Mr. Akhtar
Jamal (an experienced journalist who served several reputed international
news organizations for more than ten years in Ankara,Vienna and Beirut)) as
its Chief Executive and Mr. M. N. Deen, (who had retired as director of Press &
Information Department, Government of Pakistan) as its managing editor.
(Unfortunately Mr. Deen expired in 1998).
▪ Initially PPA started its work with Jang Group of Newspapers for which Mr.
Jamal had already worked for years.Apart from more than a dozen Urdu
newspapers, several English dailies, including Pakistan Observer (Islamabad),
The News International (Karachi), Jang London, Frontier Post (Peshawar) and
Daily Statesman published PPA stories. In 1998 PPA published its first book
“Who isWho in Pakistan” edited by Akhtar Jamal. PPA has two main offices in
Pakistan, Islamabad and Karachi.
SABAH(SOUTH ASIAN BROADCASTING AGENCY):
▪ The Saba News Agency (SABAH) also known as theYemen News
Agency, is the official state news agenc ABA was founded on 16
November 1970 as the official news agency of northYemen, and is
headquartered in the capital Sana'a. On 22 May 1990 the agency was
merged with the Aden News Agency (ANA) of SouthYemen to create
theYemen News Agency SabaThe agency provides news on the
Middle East and region. It is a member of the Federation of Arab
News Agencies (FANA)
ANN(Asia News Network):
▪ The Asia News Network (ANN) is one of the world’s biggest media
alliances. Founded in 1999 with seven members, ANN now comprises 21
leading media, mostly leading national English-language daily, from South,
Southeast and Northeast Asia. ANN’s main activities are daily exchanges of
news, photos and a host of other collaborations.
▪ The networking of newspapers in Asia was first discussed informally by
Asian editors who participated in the first Asian-German Editors' Forum
organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Manila. Encouraged by
the forum’s success and the warm fellowship among them, the editors
decided to pursue a more permanent professional and business
relationship. With the goal of improving coverage of Asian affairs by Asian
media, ANN was born.
ONLINE INTERNATIONAL NEWS NETWORK:
▪ ONLINE is Pakistan's first bilingual news and photo wire service, dedicated
to issues that are neglected by the mainstream media.We focus on national
and global processes affecting the economic, social and political
development of the people of Pakistan in particular and the region in
general.We disseminate genuine as well as useful information to the nation
and the people across the globe.
▪ OINN is different from contemporary Pakistani news agencies in many
ways.There has been a very strong feeling in the outside world that there is
no credible and independent source of information in Pakistan, chiefly
because the electronic media, including radio and television networks are
▪ It was in this background that Mr. Mohsin Baig, the company's Chairman
thought of setting up a news network worthy of credibility at home as well
as in the foreign world. Mr.Baig, who has been a journalist in his own right
and now Chief Executive Online initiated this project in January 1999.
NATIONAL NEWS AGENCIES OF DIFFERENT
PTI(PRESS TRUST OF INDIA):
▪ PTI named as press trust of India. It is the largest news agency of
India. It was founded in 27 august 1947. Its key people are Riyadh
Mathew. Its headquarter is in new Delhi .It has more than 1000
employees. PTI is a non profit cooperative among more than 500
Indian newspapers and has more than 1000 full time employees. A
few correspondents located in most of the districts headquarter in
country. It provides news coverage and information in both English
and Hindi. It exchange news information with more than 100 news
agencies outside India.
▪ The National News Agency of Malaysia or BERNAMA, a statutory body, was set up by an Act of Parliament in
1967 and began operations in May 1968.
A five-member Supervisory Council appointed by theYang di-Pertuan Agong is created to ensure that
BERNAMA is always guided by the provisions of the Act in implementing its objectives.
BERNAMA is managed by a Board of Governors appointed by theYang di-Pertuan Agong.The Board
comprises a Chairman and six representatives each from the Federal Government and Newspapers that are
subscribers of BERNAMA.They each have alternate members who are also appointed by theYang di-Pertuan
The BERNAMA management is headed by a General Manager who is assisted by a Management Committee
that implements all programmes and activities as well as decisions of the Board of Governors.
The agency has its offices in all the states in Malaysia and correspondents in Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok and
stringers or retainers in United States Of America, Nepal and Europe.
Equipped with fully computerized operations, it provides general and economic news services and screen-
based real time financial information services to subscribers in Malaysia and Singapore.
BERNAMA’s role as a source of reliable and latest news is well known among local and international media
including government agencies, corporations, universities and individuals nationwide.
▪ Xinhua News Agency, the state and worldwide news agency in China,
Xinhuanet.com is a backbone with global influence among key national websites.
On the strength of Xinhua's 150 subsidiaries all over China and the world,
Xinhuanet.com has formed a global news and information gathering network to
provide authoritative, substantial and timely news and information, as well as a
large amount of on-the-spot reports, exclusive reports and brilliant multi-media
▪ Xinhuanet.com consists of the Beijing head network, 32 local channels throughout
China and 10 subsidiary websites of the Xinhua News Agency.With sophisticated
technology and equipment, and a safe and reliable system, Xinhuanet.com ranks
first in China in the network platform and is known as an "aircraft carrier" for
▪ Collecting news and information around the world and covering major events at
home and abroad, Xinhuanet.com releases news around the clock in seven
languages, namely, Chinese (GB, Big5), English, French, Spanish, Russian,Arabic,
and Japanese and updates more than 4,500 news items every day. It is thus known
as the "collector of on-line news and information in China
SANA(SYRIAN ARAB NEWS AGENCY(SANA):
▪ SYRIAN ARAB NEWS AGENCY(SANA)(SYRIA)The Syrian Arab News
Agency (SANA) is a news agency in Syria. It is a public- owned media
organization linked to the Ministry of Information. It was established
in June 1965.Website: SANA launched its website in 1997.Up until
November 2012, SANA's website was hosted in Dallas,Texas by the
United States company SoftLayer. Due to sanctions related to the
Syrian Civil War, which make this hosting illegal, the SoftLayer
company was obliged to terminate its hosting responsibilities with
IRNA(THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC NEWS AGENCY):
▪ The Islamic Republic News Agency *(Persian:
اسالمیجمهوری,)خبرگزاری or IRNA, is the official news agency of
the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is government-funded and controlled
under the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. *The
agency also publishes the newspaper Iran. As of 2010[update], the
Managing Director of IRNA is Mohammad Khodaddi. IRNA has 60
offices in Iran and 30 more in various countries around the world
AFP( ASSOICATED FRANCE PRESS):
▪ AFP) • Agence France-Presse (AFP) is an international news agency headquartered
in Paris, France. • Founded in 1944,AFP is the third largest news agency in
the world, after the Associated Press (AP) and Reuters. Journalists of the French
Resistance established the AFP in the headquarters of the former "Office Français
d'Information", aVichy news agency, following the liberation of Paris. • Currently,
the CEO is Emmanuel Hogg (fr) and the News Director is Michele Léridon.AFP
has regional offices in Nicosia, Montevideo, Hong Kong, andWashington, D.C., and
bureaux in 150 countries. AFP transmits news in French, English,Arabic,
Portuguese, Spanish, and German. • Established as a state enterprise, AFP devoted
the post-war years to developing its network of international correspondents.One
of them was the firstWestern journalist to report the death of the Soviet leader
Joseph Stalin on March 6, 1953. AFP was keen to shake off its semi-official status,
and on January 10, 1957 the French Parliament passed a law establishing its
independence. Since that date, the proportion of the agency's revenues generated
by subscriptions from government departments has steadily declined. Such
subscriptions represented 115 million Euros in 2011
▪ Reuters was set up in 1851 by Paul Julius Reuter, a German-born immigrant.
He opened an office in the City of London which transmitted stock market
quotations between London and Paris via the new Calais- Dover cable.Two
years earlier he had used pigeons to fly stock prices between Aachen and
Brussels. Reuters, as the agency soon became known, eventually extended
its service to the whole British press as well as to other European countries.
It also expanded to include general and economic news from across the
world. Its reputation rapidly gained ground thanks to a series of major
scoops.The one Reuters journalists love to cite most was in 1865 when the
company was first in Europe with news of US President Lincoln's
assassination. Advances in overland telegraphs and undersea cables
allowed the news wire to expand into the far east in 1872 and South
America in 1874. In 1883 Reuters started transmitting messages electrically
to London newspapers and in 1923 it pioneered the use of radio to transmit
news internationally.The new owners, the British national and regional
press, formed the ReutersTrust, with independent trustees who must
safeguard the group's independence and neutrality
▪ Associated Press (AP), cooperative 24-hour news agency (wire
service), the oldest and largest of those in the United States and long
the largest and one of the preeminent news agencies in the world.
Headquarters are in NewYork, N.Y.
▪ Its beginnings can be traced to 1846, when four NewYorkCity daily
newspapers joined a cooperative venture to provide news of
the Mexican-AmericanWar. In 1848 six papers pooled their efforts to
finance a telegraphic relay of foreign news brought by ships to
Boston, the first U.S. port of call for westbound transatlantic ships.
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