EFE is the first news agency in Spanish and the fourth in the world, with a history of more than seventy years. It is a multimedia news company; it has a network of journalists all over the world, with more than 3,000 professionals on 120 countries in order to provide its products to customers on five continents. EFE has four editing desks: Madrid, Bogota, Cairo, and Rio de Janeiro.
The news agency distributes almost three Million items each year on the different news supports; text, photography, audio, video and multimedia, which arrive daily to more than two thousand world media.
In Spain, EFE has delegations on the capitals of the 17 autonomous regions, and in the autonomous towns of Ceuta and Melilla. Furthermore, it has a world network of delegations and correspondents.
EFE’s graphical archive is made up by a total of 15 Million images, of which 12 Million are documents on glass plates, negatives, and slides. A further 3 Million of photographs are on a digital support and can be accessed through Internet.
Its text archive EFE Data represents the biggest database in Spanish of journalistic information, biographies and documents; it has also documents in Portuguese, Arabic, English, and Catalan.