The biggest press agency in Poland celebrated its 95th jubilee. The gala was held in the seat of the Warsaw Stock Exchange and attended by politicians, artists, journalists, and entrepreneurs. Andrzej Malinowski, President of the Employers of Poland, participated in the event.
Ryszard Kapuściński PAP Awards and badges of merit for those who rendered great service to PAP were given at the gala event on Thursday.
PAP is the biggest press agency in Poland. Its activity started in 1918 when a group of Polish journalists took over the offices of Austrian Press Agency in Cracow and Lvov and incorporated the Polish Telegraphic Agency. A week later it became a state-owned agency.
After September 1939 PAT was loyal to the Polish Government in exile and continued its services abroad – first in Paris and then in London, where the agency was based until 1991. In 1991 it was united with the Polish Press Agency Polpress, a government institution established in 1944.
24 hours a day, seven days a week 250 journalists and 40 photo reporters in Poland and abroad prepare news services for the media, numerous institutions and government offices.
Every day PAP prepares about 1 000 dispatches on political, social, and economic events. It also reports on parliamentary sessions, key actions of the President, Prime Minister and several institutions.
The Agency is of significant importance to entrepreneurs as it informs them about planned changes to regulations affecting their businesses and the latest market developments.