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29 Jun 2015
Former chief editor for France Didier Lauras has been appointed head of the AFP sports department, replacing Vincent Amalvy who has joined the sales and marketing department with responsibility for the Agency’s global sports strategy, major event organisation (the Olympic Games, the World Cup, the Euro Football Championship) and partnership development.
25 Jun 2015
Sport, along with strengthening the video offering, is a strategic editorial priority for AFP. With the 2016 Summer Olympics approaching and the Ryder Cup to be held in France in 2018, AFP and the French Golf Federation have formed a partnership to offer more content.
11 Jun 2015
Agence France-Presse has announced the launch of "AFPTV Live", a new service for television networks offering more than 500 live videos a year.
26 May 2015
Board authorises AFP Chairman to sign 2014-2018 contract of objectives and means (COM) with the State
This contract completes a months-long process of transformation for AFP, marked by: a development plan defining strategic priorities; the positive resolution of the complaint filed in Brussels against France for State aid, endorsing under European law the missions of general interest devolved upon the Agency; the creation of a technical subsidiary of means and innovation to provide financing for future investments; the amendment of AFP’s statute under the law of 17 April 2015 which strengthens the agency’s governing bodies; and ongoing social negotiations aimed at giving AFP a general company agreement.
13 May 2015
On the occasion of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, Agence France-Presse is partnering with the city of Cannes for the third time to present ‘Cannes FAIT LE MUR’, an exhibition of 18 giant photographs which will adorn the walls of the city and its rue d’Antibes from 13 may to 31 August 2015.