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3 Sep 2014
The leading German sports news agency Sport-Informations-Dienst (SID), a subsidiary of AFP, is launching a pilot project to test the automatic writing of sports fixture lists in conjunction with German technology partner aexea.
The aim is to explore the possibility of producing sports news with technology which uses a data base and algorithms.
29 Aug 2014
Two contrasting photo exhibitions by AFP will be featured in the International Photojournalism festival Visa pour l’Image which runs from August 30 to September 14 2014 in Perpignan, France.
One showcases AFP’s prize-winning coverage of Typhoon Haiyan which struck the Philippines in November 2013, and the other features images taken by children in a Rio favela on the eve of the FIFA World Cup.
22 Aug 2014
Asma Shirazi of Pakistan named 2014 winner of Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism
Global Media Forum, the US branch of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), and Agence France-Presse are pleased to announce that Asma Shirazi is the 2014 winner of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism. The award will be presented in a ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 23rd.
20 Aug 2014
Following the release of a video purporting to show the murder of journalist James Foley, AFP pays tribute to him and shares the grief of his family.
12 Aug 2014
AFP & VALOTA HAVE SIGNED AN AGREEMENT FOR DELIVERING AFP’S NEWS CONTENT TO DIGITAL SIGNAGE SCREENS GLOBALLY THROUGH VALOTALIVE.COM SERVICE.