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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.

Losing cycling yellow jersey a 'hard pill' for Dennis

Rohan Dennis said it was a "hard pill to swallow" making the decision to give up the yellow jersey after just one day at the Tour de France.

  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.
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 Forum
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 05/07/2015 23:13

    Fendi facing haute furore at Paris Fashion Week

    With fashionistas baking in a mascara-melting heatwave and Italy's Fendi set to raise hackles with an all-fur collection, Paris Fashion Week, which began Sunday, may prove a tad too haute to handle.

  • 05/07/2015 16:59

    Greek referendum: LIVE REPORT

    14:37 GMT - WELCOME TO AFP'S LIVE REPORT on the referendum in Greece on creditors' proposals for extending the heavily-indebted country's economic bailout programme.

  • 04/07/2015 23:44

    French pride fizzes as UNESCO lists Champagne and Burgundy vineyards

    The historic vineyards, wine cellars and champagne houses where the world's most famous sparkling wines are produced were listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO on Saturday.

  • 04/07/2015 21:42

    Longtime champ dethroned at NY hot dog eating contest

    Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, who for eight straight years gobbled up all comers in the famed Nathan's hot dog eating contest in New York, finally met his match Saturday.

  • 03/07/2015 22:09

    Solar Impulse 2 pilot becomes aviation legend

    At 62 years of age, Swiss Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg has made aviation history with a record breaking solo flight across the Pacific that he has called "an interior journey".

  • 06/07/2015 01:35

    Lightning strikes kill two in Wales

    Two people died and another two were in hospital after being hit by lightning on a Wales mountain range on Sunday.

  • 05/07/2015 23:29

    Lionel Richie tops chart after playing Glastonbury

    Crooner Lionel Richie scored his first number one in the United Kingdom in 23 years after playing an acclaimed set at British music festival Glastonbury, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.

  • 05/07/2015 19:45

    Williams men left frustrated

    Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas were left frustrated and at loggerheads after seeing their bid for a bold Williams one-two at the team's home British Grand Prix undone by rain showers and pit-stops.

  • 05/07/2015 19:05

    Hamilton revels in having to battle to win

    Lewis Hamilton admitted Sunday he relished the moment when Felipe Massa beat him to lead at the start of the British Grand Prix and set up his barn-storming battle for a dramatic victory.

  • 05/07/2015 18:13

    Sampson wants World Cup bronze to transform English game

    Coach Mark Sampson said he hopes England's historic bronze medal at the Women's World Cup will transform the game in the country.

  • 06/07/2015 01:56

    Europe scrambles to respond to Greek 'No' on bailout

    European leaders reacted with a mix of dismay and caution Sunday after Greek voters defied their warnings of a possible "Grexit" by saying a resounding 'No' to creditors' harsh bailout terms.

  • 06/07/2015 01:36

    Europe's impossible dilemma: let Greece stay or let it go?

    Europe faces a near impossible choice between giving debt-laden Greece a chance or pushing it out of the euro and risking global turmoil, analysts said Sunday, after Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected international creditors' terms.

  • 06/07/2015 00:14

    Greek result 'very regrettable': Eurogroup's Dijsselbloem

    Greece's 'No' vote in its bailout referendum is "very regrettable" and the economy faces tough measures to recover, the head of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, said Sunday.

  • 06/07/2015 00:05

    Greek result makes Grexit a 'realistic scenario': Slovakia

    Slovakia's Finance Minister Peter Kazimir on Sunday warned that Greece's 'No' referendum result opened the door to the country's departure from the eurozone, becoming the first European minister since the crucial vote to raise the prospect of a "Grexit".

  • 05/07/2015 23:53

    Eurozone summit on Greece confirmed for Tuesday: Tusk

    Eurozone nations will hold a summit on Tuesday to discuss the Greek referendum result, EU President Donald Tusk said, after the German and French leaders called for a meeting.