May 5, 2022 Toronto, ON - The Canadian Press, Canada’s national news agency and Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (ANSA), the leading wire service in Italy, have signed a new collaboration agreement in the presence of the Italian Ambassador to Canada, Andrea Ferrari.
The new partnership will allow for the exchange of content across both news agencies and provide opportunities for both editorial and commercial ventures in the future.
“The Canadian Press is proud to announce this partnership with ANSA, the leading wire service in Italy,” said Malcolm Kirk, president of Canada’s national news agency. “Italy and Canada have long enjoyed a collaborative relationship and Canada is home to a large and dynamic Italo-Canadian population. Both Italians and Canadians will now have access to additional news from two trusted brands. The exchange between our two agencies will enrich foreign coverage for CP’s clients who will benefit from ANSA’s 76 years of news gathering.”
ANSA’s Managing Director Stefano De Alessandri expressed satisfaction with the new collaboration: “This new agreement with The Canadian Press represents a further important step in the implementation of our strategy of international agreements, which we are signing with the major news agencies on the 5 continents. The goal is to increasingly expand the availability of news for our journalists and our public.”
“I was very happy to witness the agreement signed between ANSA and The Canadian Press: two important and respected press agencies,” said Ambassador Andrea Ferrari. “Through this agreement, and the subsequent substantial collaboration that will follow, Italians and Canadians will have an additional source of information to deepen and enhance their already strong knowledge of each other. This agreement assumes further value if we consider that it was finalized in the year that marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations.”
Content from ANSA and The Canadian Press will be available via their respective wire services in the near future.