The leading Spanish language news agency and the fourth largest news agency
in the world, with more than seventy years of experience guarantees its impartiality,
its power, its credibility and its immediacy.
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 181 cities in 120
countries, and four publishing houses in Madrid, Miami, El Cairo and Rio de Janeiro,
offering products to customers across the five continents.
EFE distributes almost 3 million pieces of news every year in various news formats: text,
photographs, audio, video and multimedia, reaching more than 2,000 news media in
the world every day.
From its world network of bureaus and correspondents’ offices, EFE instantaneously
offers the Spanish and Latin American view of the world in Spanish, Portuguese,
English, Arabic, Catalan and Galician.
In Spain, there are bureaus in the capitals of the 17 autonomous communities, as
well as in Ceuta and Melilla (the Spanish cities in North Africa), and small bureaus
or correspondents’ offices in the other Spanish cities.
There are more people reading the news from EFE than any national daily newspaper.
EFE is responsible for more than forty percent of international news published in
In America, EFE has 884 customers.
The Agency’s photographical library stores 13 million documents in the form of glass
plates, negatives and slides.
With 2.5 million on-line photos dating from the end of the 19th century today, EFE’s
FOTOTECA is the gateway to the largest photographical library in the Spanish-speaking
world. The database is updated daily with more than a thousand photos.
EFE’s news archive (Efedata) is the largest database of news articles, biographies
and documents in Spanish, and also contains articles in Portuguese, Arabic, English
and Catalan. An intelligent historical archive with more than 11 million files,
soon there will be a version for America and another for Business (Efedata América
and Efedata empresas).
EFE’s video library contains 15,000 video tapes that store images and programs dating
back to 1989.
Since February 2005, EFE and BBVA (a Spanish banking group) are sponsoring the Foundation
for Urgent Spanish (Fundéu), an institution that encourages the correct use of Spanish
in the media.
EFE takes strong strides into the future facing the digital present and prepared
for the future’s technological challenges.
It has already launched new products on the market, specially designed to deal with
the news of today and tomorrow:
World Digital Agenda
An exclusive EFE product , it is a database containing up-to-the-minute information
about future events that are going to take place in small towns, capital cities
or on an entire continent, with a double objective: to provide informative and leisure
An authentic multimedia news channel that includes photos, articles and video, divided
into subject areas with advertising space, which can be managed by the client if
so desired, ready to be broadcast via ADSL to any type of TV screen.
The new technologies used by EFE, with new systems for catalogues, documentation,
processing, image processing and selection, enable us to create on-line collections
for our customers.
Collections targeted at the publishing market or exclusively for exhibit use, through
which EFE offers a complete service that covers the whole process: from collaborating
with the client to select the photographs to be used the design of the space to
catalogue editing and publication.
Thousand of managers, editors, editorial managers, service managers and media writers,
who are EFE subscribers in around the world, receive our customers’ press releases.
Press releases with text or photos, written and managed by the customer, or in video
format, produced integrally by EFE in collaboration with the customer and distributed
to EFE subscribers over its distribution channels.
Since March 2006 EFE has a new logo to go with the company’s motto for the future
That’s it (in Spanish Eso es).