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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.

Crowds shrink as Wallabies lose fan support

The Wallabies have lost just one game in 11 Tests and are unbeaten at home this season but fans are losing interest and staying away.

  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
  • 14/09/2014 04:59

    Pressure on Head to get Treve Arc bid back on track

    Trainer Criquette Head-Maarek will hope her bold decision to replace Italian legend Frankie Dettori on Treve will be vindicated this Sunday and revive her bid of becoming the first horse since Alleged in 1977/78 to win successive Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe's.

  • 14/09/2014 04:16

    Woman incarnate Bardot hits 80

    Carefree sensuality oozed from every pore as Brigitte Bardot, who turns 80 on Sunday, mamboed her way to fame, leaving men weak at the knees and drawing a generation of liberated young women in her wake.

  • 13/09/2014 09:13

    Nicole Kidman 'in shock' after father's sudden death

    Australian actress Nicole Kidman is in shock after the sudden death of her father in Singapore, her publicist said Saturday as her husband Keith Urban wrote of the couple's "deep state of grief".

  • 12/09/2014 21:00

    Lesbian mags stage their coming-out in France... again

    It's crunch time for Well Well Well, a French lesbian magazine out on the newsstands for the first time Friday in a country where lesbians are struggling to get their voice heard.

  • 12/09/2014 09:51

    Pistorius verdict: Live Report

    07:49 GMT - Oscar Pistorius' chief defence lawyer Barry Roux arrives at the Pretoria High Court

  • 15/09/2014 03:41

    Heineken rebuffs bid by SABMiller

    Heineken announced Sunday it has rejected a bid by SABMiller to acquire the Dutch brewing giant, without revealing the offer price.

  • 15/09/2014 01:01

    South Africa launches support package for troubled power supplier

    The South African government on Sunday announced a wide-ranging support package for troubled state-owned power supplier Eskom, that will see it receive an equity injection and raise additional debt.

  • 14/09/2014 22:40

    New head for Portugal's 'good bank' Novo Banco

    Former Lloyds banker Eduardo Stock da Cunha is to take over the helm at Novo Banco, the "good bank" created after the bail-out of stricken Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo (BES), after its president stepped down on Saturday.

  • 14/09/2014 17:34

    Alibaba flotation gives fresh life to Yahoo

    China's Alibaba will star on Wall Street with its upcoming stock offering, but US-based Yahoo also gets a windfall, which may help the turnaround efforts of the fading Internet pioneer.

  • 14/09/2014 16:24

    BIS central bank warns against 'illusion of permanent liquidity'

    Loose monetary policies have created an "illusion of permanent liquidity" that is spurring investors to make risky bets and push up asset prices, the Bank for International Settlements said Sunday.