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The AFP provides 16 major news services, which are verified and broadcast in real time.

Thanks to its international network and editorial expertise, the AFP is able to provide high quality text services to press, audiovisual, mobile and online news professionals.

Abuse inquiry chief faces resignation calls

The head of a government inquiry on child sex abuse faced mounting pressure to step down Friday over her links to a former minister at the centre of allegations of an establishment cover-up.

  1. 5.000
    dispatches, 1.250 as illustrated articles, per day
  2. 6
    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23
    formats

    Stories delivered in XML format Metadata for optimal integration.

5000 dispatches, 1250 as illustrated articles, per day, 6 majors languages

The AFP’s text services provide everything from breaking news to features, reports, interviews and profiles.

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All news categories are covered, with a particular focus on politics, economics, sport and social issues.

All stories are subject to our rigorous rules on verification, contextualisation and perspective.

AFP journalists on the ground in France and around the world, at times of war and peace, constantly strive to meet the expectations of news professionals in terms of speed and reliability.

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Each and everyday, an average of :

French: 1.500 stories
English: 700 stories
Spanish: 400 stories
Arabic: 250 stories
Deutsch: 200 stories
Portuguese: 150 stories

 

Coverage which is both regional and international

AFP covers both international and regional news. This is why every text service has its own specific regional identity combining world news and news from the continent and area where it is based. Find out more
AFP’s text services regularly publish editorial calendars and memos that enable our customers to plan news coverage. Regional agendas list major events scheduled to take place the following day, week and month. Detailed regional coverage forecasts are also updated and made available several times per day.
AFP’s network is present in 150 countries throughout the world. The Agency has some 2,200 employees, of 80 different nationalities who keep constant watch on developments, from a multicultural perspective. The responsiveness of the Agency’s network means that teams can be moved quickly to global hotspots.

AFP’s text products can be used either via access to the complete content of one or more services, or via a category based selection in one or more languages, according to client needs.

AFP’s text services are covered by a global news reporting policy, which also includes the photo, video, graphics and multimedia services.

Thousands of customers all over the world use AFP’s text services on a daily basis to meet their various needs:

  • News professionals
  • Suppliers and integrators of mobile and multimedia services
  • Companies and Institutions
  • Public screen network operators
  • Available languages: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese
  • Metadata: keywords, IPTC, financial codes. All AFP stories contain themed keywords describing the key news points, along with IPTC tag names. Stories covering listed companies include the company’s stock market value code.
  • Availability: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Disseminated: internationally.
  • Delivery: satellite, FTP, download site AFP-Direct.com
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 31/10/2014 14:14

    ExxonMobil earnings edge up on strong refining results

    US energy giant ExxonMobil reported slightly higher third-quarter earnings on Friday as better results in refining and chemicals offset lower profits from exploration and production.

  • 31/10/2014 14:08

    Cyprus court ruling opens way for bailout funds

    The Cypriot supreme court ruled as unconstitutional Friday four bills on bank foreclosures whose passage by parliament prompted international lenders to halt payments on the country's 10-billion-euro ($12.7-billion) bailout.

  • 31/10/2014 13:26

    Italy's jobless rate up, increasing pressure on Renzi

    Italy's unemployment rate rose against analysts' expectations in September, increasing the pressure on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi who is battling trade unions over measures to overhaul the job market.

  • 31/10/2014 13:13

    Gold price tumbles to four-year low

    Gold slumped Friday to the lowest level in more than four years, as investors took their cue from the stronger dollar and rebounding equities.

  • 31/10/2014 12:59

    Growth, jobs top new European Commission agenda

    Boosting growth, cutting near-record jobless queues and making member states stick to tough budget rules are just some of the tasks the new European Commission must quickly get to grips with.

  • 31/10/2014 06:33

    Philippine star rides dictator's coattails to West End

    The extraordinary road to the West End for the Philippines' Mark Bautista began with singing boy-band covers at shopping malls and a long ride from poverty aboard a cargo ship.

  • 31/10/2014 01:58

    Court sides with Gaye family on 'Blurred Lines' feud

    The family of Marvin Gaye has won a round in a court battle over allegations that last year's blockbuster hit song "Blurred Lines" ripped off the late Motown legend's work.

  • 30/10/2014 20:30

    Dylan to release new album in 2015

    Rock legend Bob Dylan will release a new album in 2015, he has confirmed, after he unexpectedly put out a cover of a Frank Sinatra song.

  • 30/10/2014 18:34

    Conchita Wurst to serenade UN chief

    Austria's transvestite Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst will serenade UN chief Ban Ki-moon during his visit to Vienna next week, the world body announced Thursday.

  • 30/10/2014 11:58

    US 'tries to have Polanski arrested' in Poland

    The United States attempted to have the film director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences when he travelled to Warsaw for the opening of a Jewish museum, a Polish newspaper claimed Thursday.