The main Portuguese news agency is Agência Lusa, with a shareholder structure combining public (50.1 percent) and private stakeholders (Impresa, Global Media Group and smaller private stakeholders). In recent years Lusa implemented a new strategy to become a “multimedia news agency”.
Lusa is bounded through a contract celebrated with the Portuguese State to provide news and informational services of public interest. Some 200 journalists, joined by 80 collaborators in Portugal and abroad, work in its newsroom. It has a network of delegations and correspondents that cover almost all countries, as well as Portuguese speaking countries. There are correspondents in more than thirty major cities in the five continents.
Agência Ecclesia belongs to the Catholic Church and is mostly concerned with religious issues.