MINDS Members are leading news agencies from all over the world, each of them mainly representing its home market within the MINDS Network. With its members, MINDS International is covering all major markets in Europe as well as most important markets in America, Asia and Australia. MINDS Members are holding a core position in their national media market, supporting their media clients in their transition to digital, providing them with innovative new media solutions. The MINDS Network is a collaboration of the most successful agencies in the world and it is not about the quantity, but about the quality of the agencies involved:
AA - Anadolu Agency
As a global news agency, Anadolu Agency (AA)
is among the ten most influential agencies in the world. With 96 years
of strong experience, AA provides its subscribers with average of more
than 1200 news stories, 1900 photos and 300 videos on a daily basis worldwide
from its reporters in 86 countries. AA delivers international and national news
coverage from politics to sports, entertainment, health, science and technology
in eleven languages (Turkish, English, Arabic, Russian, Bosnian, Sorani
Kurdish, Kurmanci Kurdish, French, Albanian, Persian, Macedonian) with reliable
AAP - Australian Associated Press
The principles upon which AAP was founded over 70 years ago - impartiality, independence, accuracy, reliability and speed - remain at its heart today.
AAP's mission statement: To provide the Australian media, private and public sector with a cost-effective, unbiased, reliable, comprehensive news and information resource.
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.
ANSA - Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata
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
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.
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
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.
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.
PA - Press Association
Press Association (PA) is the national news agency for the UK
and Ireland and a leading multimedia content provider across web, mobile,
broadcast and print. For the last 145 years PA has been providing fast,
accurate feeds of text, data, photos and video. Today the business is
increasingly focused on the delivery of complete products for both digital and
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.
Ritzau is a reliable and fast Danish news agency that delivers targeted news products and media services to media houses, companies and organizations.
SDA - Schweizerische Depeschenagentur
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. As the biggest news agency in Switzerland, it employs 220 collaborators, of which 80% are editorial staff.
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.
TASS - News Agency
Established in 1904, TASS is the oldest news agency in Russia. In more than 110 years TASS has never stopped its work delivering timely and accurate news from around the world. The agency has the largest network of correspondents among Russian media: 70 regional and 68 foreign bureaus in 63 countries. The agency is delivering more than 100 news products covering political, economic, social, cultural and sports events in Russia and worldwide in Russian and English languages.
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.