Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH (DPA; German Press Agency) is a German news agency founded in 1949. Based in Hamburg, it has grown to be a major worldwide operation serving print media, radio, television, online, mobile phones, and national news agencies. News is available in German, English, Spanish, and Arabic.
The DPA is the largest press agency in Germany. Along with the main office in Hamburg, there is a central news office in Berlin. The DPA has offices in some 100 countries, including 12 regional German bureaus along with 50 additional offices in Germany.
The DPA began in 1949, succeeding the Deutsche Nachrichtenagentur and the Süddeutsche News Agency (Südena). It was founded as a co-operative in Goslar on 18 August 1949, but became a limited liability company in 1951. Fritz Singer was the first editor-in-chief and managing director. He served as managing director until 1955 and as managing editor until 1959. The first transmission was at 6 a.m. on 1 September 1949.