Lusa News Agency

The Lusa News Agency (Portuguese: Lusa – Agência de Notícias de Portugal, SA), literally Lusa - Portuguese News Agency, is the largest news agency in Portugal, as well as the largest news agency in Portuguese Language, incorporated on 28 November 1986[1] under the name of Agência Lusa — Cooperativa de Interesse Público de Responsabilidade Limitada (Lusa Agency - Public Interest Cooperative with Limited Liability) or simply Lusa - CIPRL, following the extinction of the earlier Portuguese news agency ANOP Agência Noticiosa Portuguesa (Portuguese Newsy Agency).[2] Lusa is a member of, and participates in, the Agência Europeia de Fotografia (EPA European Pressphoto Agency).[3]

Lusa News Agency
Native name
Lusa - Agência de Notícias de Portugal, S.A.
IndustryNews agency
  • Agência Noticiosa Lusitânia
  • ANI - Agência Noticiosa de Informação
  • ANOP - Agência Noticiosa Portuguesa


The first news agency created in Portugal was the Agência Noticiosa Lusitânia, or simply Lusitânia, created in 1944. In 1947 another agency was created, ANI - Agência Noticiosa de Informação (state news agency information). In 1974, the new regime that ascended power on April 25, wound up the Lusitânia and nationalised the ANI, turning it into ANOP - Agência Noticiosa Portuguesa.

Due to financial difficulties and other problems with ANOP, the government decides to abolish it in 1982, and support the creation of another agency, this time in the private sector, the NP - Notícias de Portugal. However the extinction of ANOP was vetoed by the president and both began to coexist. In 1986, both NP and ANOP were finally wound up and the Lusa agency was created.

Although abolished in December 1986, a decree signed by then Prime Minister Aníbal Cavaco Silva, and promulgated by the President, Mario Soares, the order that determines the "closing by liquidation" of ANOP,  was published in the Official Gazette only in March 2014. The last members of the liquidation committee were to return the "excess remunerations" for 2010 and 2011. That was because  the 5% cut in salaries in the public and for similar managers, provided by law, also passed in 2010 in the government of José Sócrates  had not been applied.[4]


Lusa has more than 280 journalists working for it, spread throughout the world. In addition to the major cities of Portugal, Lusa has permanent branches or correspondents in Belgium, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Russia, Estonia, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique, India, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, Algeria, East Timor, Macau, China, Brazil, Venezuela, United States, Canada and Australia.

Lusa provides a news service to numerous newspapers, radio and Portuguese TV channels. It also provides news to the media of the Portuguese communities throughout the world. Starting on January 30, 2010, the Lusa agency began using the Orthographic Agreement of 1990 in all its news dispatches.[5]

An important activity of the Lusa news service is also to provide news to the news agencies of the Portuguese-speaking African countries. and also share the services of Lusa to various public and private institutions. It is part of the Alliance of Portuguese Language Information Agencies.[6]


On September 24, 2010 Lusa was bestowed with the "Award of Excellence and Quality of Work 2010" awarded by the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA), through its technical director Paulo Nogueira dos Santos.[7] In 2012, the Lusa agency was awarded the insignia of the Order of Timor-Leste by the former president of East Timor, José Ramos-Horta.[8]


Its stock capital is held by[9]

Proportion Shareholders
50,14 % República Portuguesa (the Portuguese Republic)
23,36 % Global Media Group
22,35 % Impresa
2,72 % Notícias de Portugal
1,38 % Público
0,03 % Rádio e Televisão de Portugal
0,01 % O Primeiro de Janeiro
0,01 % Diário do Minho



  1. ^ "Resolução do Conselho de Ministros", Constituição da Agência LUSA (in Portuguese) (84/86), Lisbon, Portugal
  2. ^ História (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ Participações Financeiras (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ "Estado demorou 28 anos a liquidar a ANOP, a agência noticiosa portuguesa".
  5. ^ "Agência Lusa adopta novo acordo ortográfico a partir de amanhã".
  6. ^ "Declaração conjunta e estatutos da Aliança das Agências de Informação de Língua Portuguesa (ALP)".
  7. ^ "Media: Convergência multimédia da Lusa ganha prémio europeu de excelência".
  8. ^ "Timor/10 anos: Agência Lusa recebe Insígnia da Ordem de Timor-Leste".
  9. ^ "Estrutura acionista".

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Bom Jesus do Monte

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Cape Verde at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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José Manuel Pureza

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Letters from War (film)

Letters from War (Portuguese: Cartas da Guerra) is a 2016 Portuguese drama film directed by Ivo M. Ferreira and based on the epistolary novel D'este viver aqui neste papel descripto by António Lobo Antunes. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere. It was selected as the Portuguese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.

List of Portuguese films of 2006

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A list of Portuguese films that were first released in 2007.

List of best-selling albums in Portugal

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Luiz Francisco Rebello

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Lusa News Agency, the official news agency of Portugal

Lusa submachine gun, a compact 9×19mm Parabellum submachine gun developed by INDEP of Portugal in 1983

Associação Portuguesa de Desportos, a Brazilian sports club and football team

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Music of Portugal

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In traditional/folk music, fado has had a significant impact, with Amália Rodrigues still the most recognizable Portuguese name in music, and with more recent acts, like Dulce Pontes and Mariza. The genre is one of two Portuguese music traditions in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists, with the other being Cante Alentejano. Regional folk music remains popular too, having been updated and modernized in many cases, especially in the northeastern region of Trás-os-Montes. Some more recent successful fado/folk-inspired acts include Madredeus and Deolinda, the later being part of a folk revival that has led to a newfound interest in this type of music.

In popular music, there is a significant number of popular genres. These include rock, with popular acts including Xutos & Pontapés, The Gift (alternative rock), Fingertips (pop rock), Blasted Mechanism (experimental electro-rock) and Wraygunn (rock, blues). Also hip-hop, with acts such as Da Weasel, Boss AC and Sam the Kid. Acts such as Moonspell (metal) and Buraka Som Sistema (electro/kuduro/breakbeat) have had significant international success. Other popular modern genres in Portugal include dance, house, kizomba, pimba, pop, reggae, ska and zouk.

News agency

A news agency is an organization that gathers news reports and sells them to subscribing news organizations, such as newspapers, magazines and radio and television broadcasters. A news agency may also be referred to as a wire service, newswire, or news service.

Although there are many news agencies around the world, three global news agencies, Agence France-Presse (AFP), Associated Press (AP) and Reuters, have offices in most countries of the world and cover all areas of information. All three began with and continue to operate on a basic philosophy of providing a single objective news feed to all subscribers; they do not provide separate feeds for conservative or liberal newspapers. Jonathan Fenby explains the philosophy:

To achieve such wide acceptability, the agencies avoid overt partiality. Demonstrably correct information is their stock in trade. Traditionally, they report at a reduced level of responsibility, attributing their information to a spokesman, the press, or other sources. They avoid making judgments and steer clear of doubt and ambiguity. Though their founders did not use the word, objectivity is the philosophical basis for their enterprises – or failing that, widely acceptable neutrality.

Portuguese animation

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