Andina news agency
celebrates the 38th anniversary of its establishment, aimed at providing a State information platform and prepared for journalistic challenges like the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games.
The agency was founded on 12 June 1981 under the name of Agencia Peruana de Noticias y Publicidad S.A. (ANDINA) during the second term of President Fernando Belaunde Terry.
Andina is the result of the merger of State-run ESI-Peru (Agencia Estatal de Noticias Nacionales) and Publi-Peru (Agencia de Publicidad del Estado).
The former company was liquidated in 1994, and since then Agencia Peruana de Noticias Andina (Andina news agency) joined Editora Peru, which also publishes the official gazette El Peruano.
The past 38 years have seen a great evolution from its early days (in the fax era) until the present (in today's Internet-centric world).
This is the era of multimedia journalism, videos, online radio and TV, Facebook news feed, and drones, and Andina is not indifferent to such a change.
Nowadays, its web-based platform has an English-language version that has enjoyed great success along with its online channel and radio services.
Andina integrates different platforms, including social networks Facebook
Further, it is present in major events, presidential summits, and global economic forums while covering everyday situations.
Throughout its history, the agency has become step by step an undisputed source for news often consulted by domestic media and foreign agencies around the world.