Associated Press of Pakistan (APP)
Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) is a government-operated national news
agency of Pakistan. The name APP should not to be confused with the much
larger Associated Press news agency (AP), based in New York, though it is a subscriber to
both AP and Reuters, based in London. APP has News Exchange Agreements with 37
Foreign News Agencies and more than 500 correspondent.
The Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) started its life in 1947 with the independence of
Pakistan. Initially it was run through a Trust, but owing to financial bottlenecks, it was taken
over by the Government through an Ordinance called; “Associated Press of Pakistan (taking
over) Ordinance 1961″, on 15th June 1961, to put it on a sound financial footing.
“Pakistan Press International” which is the country’s top and independent news
agency and it was launched in 1956 and since then it has been the prominent
name of Pakistan news industry. Since the beginning of its career, the “PPI” has
been the reliable source of publishing news of all kinds to its readers of different
PPA also built up a network of correspondents in the smaller cities and towns
in Pakistan. This was in contrast to APP, which had coverage in a limited number
of large cities. For foreign news the agency signed up with the Agence France-
Press (AFP) in 1957, and a year later became the first Asian partner of DPA. PPA
also posted a correspondent in the Middle East, an area of special interest to
In 1958, the agency installed the teleprinters in the offices of its clients. By 1960,
PPI had subscribers in all the major newspapers centers of Pakistan, namely
Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Dacca.
NNI News or News Network International (NNI) is a private-operated
national news agency of Pakistan. It is a Pakistan's most prominent news
agency after Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) and competitor of INP,
ANN, Online, INN, PPA and SABAH. It was established in 1992 and
headquartered in G-7 zero point, Islamabad. It have also offices in other
major cities of Pakistan including Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar.
It have hundreds of reporters, Bureau chief all across the Pakistan and
around the globe to cover national and international issues. It provide
services in both languages Urdu and English.
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, Queatta & 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 information. The site is
updated continuously throughout the day.
Sabah (South Asian Broadcasting Agency) South Asian Broadcasting
Agency - ACCURATE AND RELIABLE Chief Editor is Shakil
Ahmed Turabi It is a Public companY
ANN (Asia News Network) History The networking of newspapers in
Asia was first discussed informally by Asian editors who participated in
the first Asian- German Editors' Forum organised 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.
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.
OINN(Online International News Network) It is Pakistan's leading news
and photo agency. This is Pakistan's first bilingual news and photo
wire service, dedicated to issues that are neglected by the mainstream
media. 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 state- owned. Online is the first-ever Pakistani
news agency operating English and Urdu news services simultaneously
along with comprehensive national and international photo coverage.
UNITED PRESS OF PAKISTAN LTD. (UP) UPP
Year of Establishment:November, 1948News Service provided in English & Urduby
Fax to major Urdu, English, Sindhi and also Gujrati newspapers of Pakistan at
negotiated rates. Token news service also provided to thePakistan Government,
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting andthe Sindh Information Department,
Government of Sindh
Sharp Eye is Pakistan's Independent International News AgencyEstablished in
January 2000. With the aim to provide true news to T.V.Channels, national as
well as international newspapers on modernlines following the modern and
latest standards; "Sharp Eye" isworking under the supervision of its founder
Mian Muhammad AzharAmin. He is renowned Journalist of Pakistan and has
the experience of working for Pakistani as well as foreign Newspapers, News
Agenciesand a TV Channel. In the light of his Experience he felt the need
forestablishment of an independent news agency that could be a sourcefor
presenting true news to media all the world in different languages
PAKISTANINTERNATIONAL PRESS AGENCY(PPA)
Name of the chief editor Mr. Khalid Athar, name of the editor Mr Zameer Qadri. Head
office is in Islamabad
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Agency France-Press (AFP) is the oldest news agency in the world, and one of the three
largest, together with Associated Press and Reuters. It is the largest French news agency.
Founded by Charles-Louis Havas (as Agence Havas) to provide news about France to
foreign customers, the agency was suppressed during German occupation in the Second
World War. After the liberation of Paris, journalists from the French Resistance quickly set
up the agency as the voice of liberated France, under the name Agence France-Press.
Established after the war as a state enterprise, AFP now operates independently, with its
statute demanding that it not be controlled by any ideological, political, or economic
In September 2007, the AFP Foundation was launched to promote higher standards
of journalism worldwide. The aims of this foundation are to "train journalists in developing
countries, conduct press-relations workshops for humanitarian groups, provide curricula to
high schools and universities, and organize seminars on issues facing the media." The
foundation will operate in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic. It initially began
operations in Tunisia and Syria. The foundation also hosts debates on the freedom of the
press, ethics, and working conditions for journalists.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in Canary
Wharf, London, England, United Kingdom and is a division of Thomson Reuters.
Until 2008, the Reuters news agency formed part of an independent company, Reuters Group
plc, which was also a provider of financial market data. Since the acquisition of Reuters
Group by the Thomson Corporation in 2008, the Reuters news agency has been a part of
Thomson Reuters, making up the media division. Reuters transmits news
in English, French, Arabic, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Kore
an, Urdu, and Chinese. It was established in 1851.
The Reuter agency was established in 1851 by Paul Julius Reuter in Britain at the London
Royal Exchange. Paul Reuter worked at a book-publishing firm in Berlin and was
involved in distributing radical pamphlets at the beginning of the Revolutions in 1848.
These publications brought much attention to Reuter, who in 1850 developed a prototype
news service in Aachen using homing pigeons and electric telegraphy from 1851 on in
order to transmit messages between Brussels and Aachen. The Reuter's Telegram
Company was later launched. The company initially covered commercial new news,
serving banks, brokerage houses, and business firms.
THE ASSOSIATED PRESS OF AMERICA(AMERICA)
The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the world's largest such
organization. Formed in 1846, The Associated Press is governed by an elected board
of directors chosen from the heads of a number of large news organizations
including newspapers and broadcasters. The AP is a cooperative owned by its
contributing newspapers and radio and television stations in the United States, who
both contribute stories to it and use material written by its staffers. Many newspapers
and broadcasters outside the United States are AP subscribers—that is, they pay a fee
to use AP material, but are not members of the cooperative. Generally using a "just
the facts" writing style, the AP has provided basic news coverage of events around
the world to the world, and its Stylebook has become the standard "Bible" of the
newspaper industry. With advances in technology, particularly the internet, the role
and style of AP reporting has evolved. Thus, the AP has maintained its position as
the preeminent world news agency, doing more to inform and educate the public
about current events than any other single organization, a valuable contribution to
establishing a world in which all people can live in peace and harmony as one
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA(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, as on
January 22, 2016. 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 from Reuters soon after India's independence on August 15, 1947. It
provides news coverage and information of the region in both English
and Hindi. Its corporate office is located at Sansad Marg, New Delhi and
registered office in D N Road, Mumbai.
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.
Its current chairman is Riyadh Mathew.
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 the Yang 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 the Yang 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 the Yang di-Pertuan
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.
The Internet has opened up new opportunities for BERNAMA in disseminating its
news and information services directly to the public. This is done through its own
web sites and through other web sites. BERNAMA is also offering value-added
news packages for Internet entrepreneurs maintaining their own web sites.
Kyodo News is a nonprofit cooperative news agency based in Minato, Tokyo. It was
established in November 1945 and it distributes news to almost all newspapers,
and radio and television networks in Japan. The newspapers using its news have about 50
million subscribers. K. K. Kyodo News is Kyodo News' business arm, established in
1972.The subdivision Kyodo News International, founded in 1982, provides over 200
reports to international news media and is located in Rockefeller Center, New York City.
Their online news site is in Japanese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Korean,
The agency employs over 1,000 journalists and photographers, and maintains news exchange
agreements with over 70 international media outlets.
Satoshi Ishikawa is the news agency's president.
Kyodo News was formed by Furunu Inosuke, the president of the Domei News Agency,
following the dissolution of Domei after World War II.
Kyodo News is the only remaining news agency to transmit news via radiofax. It broadcasts
complete newspapers in Japanese and English, often at 60 lines per minute instead of the
more normal 120 because of the greater complexity of written Japanese.
A full day's news takes hours to transmit. Kyodo has a dedicated transmission to Pacific fishing
fleets from Kagoshima Prefectural Fishery Radio, and a relay from 9VF, possibly still in
Singapore. The frequencies formerly used by JJC radio outside Tokyo are now sent from an
unknown location, using the same identification in Japanese as 9VF. They are still active
and heard daily in 2015.
The Xinhua press agency was started in November 1931 as the Red China News
Agency and changed to its current name in 1937. During the Pacific War the agency
developed overseas broadcasting capabilities and established its first overseas
The Xinhua News Agency (English pronunciation)is the official press agency of
the People's Republic of China. Xinhua is the biggest and most influential media
organization in China. Xinhua is a ministry-level institution subordinate to
the Chinese central government. Its president is a member of the Central
Committee of China's Communist Party.
Xinhua operates more than 170 foreign bureaus worldwide, and maintains 31 bureaus
in China—one for each province, plus a military bureau. Xinhua is the sole channel
for the distribution of important news related to the Communist Party and Chinese
Emirates News Agency , also known as WAM, is the official news agency of the United Arab
The WAM was launched in November 1976. It started Arabic broadcast on 18 June 1977
and English broadcast in December 1978.The agency which is headquartered in Abu Dhabi is
part of National Media Council.
The agency has Arabic and English news services and has a website in both languages. In addition
to its national offices, it has offices
in Cairo, Beirut, Washington, Sanaa, Brussels and Islamabad. It is a member of the Gulf
Cooperation Council news agencies, the Federation of Arab News Agencies,the International
Islamic News Agency, the Pool of Non-Aligned News agencies and of the Organization of
Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA).
The agency has cooperation and news exchange agreements with various news agencies, including
the Sudan News Agency, the Malaysian National News Agency, the Russian News Agency, the
Chinese News Agency, Xinhua, the Kuwait News Agency, the Jordanian News Agency, the
Indonesian News Agency, and the Yemeni News Agency. Since 2012 the agency has also been
in cooperation with the official Turkish news agency, Anadolu Agency.
Russian News Agency TASS is a major news agency in Russia, founded in
1902. Tass is the largest Russian news agency, and the fourth largest in the
world after Reuters, the Associated Press (AP) and Agence France-Presse
Tass is owned by the Government of Russia. Headquartered in Moscow, Russia,
Tass has 70 offices in Russia and in the Commonwealth of Independent
States (CIS), as well as 68 bureaus around the world. Tass is the Federal State
On July 10, 1925 the Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) was
founded and took over the main functions of the Russian Telegraph Agency
as the central information agency of the country. TASS enjoyed "exclusive
right to gather and distribute information outside the Soviet Union, as well as
the right to distribute foreign and domestic information within the Soviet
Union, and manage the news agencies of the Soviet republics". TASS
comprised news agencies of all the Soviet republics.
TASS is a media partner of high-profile conferences, forums and exhibitions in
Russia and abroad.
Sputnik is a news agency, news websites and radio broadcast service established by
the Russian government-controlled news agency Rossiya
Segodnya. Headquartered in Moscow, Sputnik has regional editorial offices
in Washington, Cairo, Beijing, London and Edinburgh. It focuses on global
politics and economics and is geared entirely towards a non-Russian audience.
Sputnik has been widely accused of bias, disinformation and being a Russian
Sputnik currently operates news websites, featuring reporting and commentary, in
over 30 languages including English, Spanish, Polish, Serbian, and several
others. In 2015, Sputnik announced their intention to locate the agency's
new UK Radio studio in Scotland's capital Edinburgh. The agency subsequently
established its radio studio and bureau in the city and launched its current
affairs and news programme, World in Focus, at a press conference on 10 August
2016. In March 2016, access to Sputnik's online content was blocked by Turkish
authorities, as well as denying the Turkish bureau chief Tural Kerimov access to
the country. The move is thought to have been in response to comments by the
Russian leadership that were critical of President Recep Tayyip
Erdoğan regarding the Turkish administration's record on human rights and
freedom of speech. The website was subsequently unblocked later that same year
The Islamic Republic News Agency 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, the Managing Director of IRNA is Mohammad
Khodaddi. IRNA has 60 offices in Iran and 30 more in various countries around
In 1934, Pars Agency was established by the Foreign Ministry of Iran (Persia) as
the country's official national news outlet. For the next six years it operated under
the Iranian Foreign Ministry working to disseminate national and international
news. Pars Agency published a bulletin twice daily in French and Persian, which
it circulated among government officials, international news agencies in Tehran
and the local press.
IRNA cooperates with leading international and regional news agencies. This
cooperation at the professional level started decades ago
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
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