Organization that gathers, writes, and distributes news to newspapers, periodicals, radio and television broadcasters, government agencies, and other users. It does not publish news itself but supplies news to subscribers, who, by sharing costs, obtain services they could not otherwise afford. All the mass media depend on agencies for the bulk of the news they carry. Some agencies focus on special subjects or on a local area or nation. Many news agencies are cooperatives, with members providing news from their area to a pool for general use. The largest news agencies are United Press International, Associated Press, Reuters, and Agence France-Presse.
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The Macedonian Press Agency (MPA) is one of the two major news agencies in Greece.
The other one is the Athens News Agency.
The Macedonian Press Agency offers political, cultural and economic news and information on events taking place in Greece, as well as around the world. Special emphasis is given on issues concerning the Balkans, Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region.