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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.

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

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23

    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.



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
  • 30/11/2015 05:49

    South Korea IT firms see shares surge after online banking nod

    South Korea's top messaging app operator saw its share price soared 13 percent Monday -- a day after being named by financial regulators as one of two companies permitted to start Internet-only banking services.

  • 30/11/2015 05:46

    Shanghai swings after slump, data releases in focus

    Volatility returned to Shanghai stocks Monday, suffering their heaviest losses since the summer rout, with most other Asian markets lower at the start of an eventful week.

  • 30/11/2015 01:33

    Miner BHP commits to Brazil clean-up as huge lawsuit looms

    BHP Billiton renewed Monday its commitment to do all it can to help following the deadly collapse of a waste water dam in Brazil, with the mining giant and partner Vale facing a huge lawsuit.

  • 30/11/2015 01:29

    Tokyo stocks open lower in tepid trade

    Tokyo stocks opened 0.13 percent lower in tepid trade Monday as investors await key US jobs figures and a European Central Bank meeting for trading cues later this week.

  • 30/11/2015 01:24

    Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey

    As many Americans bought online as they did in physical stores during the Thanksgiving weekend shopping splurge, the National Retail Federation said Sunday, highlighting a growing trend away from the traditional Black Friday consumer assault.

  • 30/11/2015 06:01

    Australian cricketer Starc offers no timetable for return

    Australia's pace spearhead Mitchell Starc said Monday it could be up to four weeks before he knows when he can bowl again after another injury setback in the Adelaide day-night Test.

  • 30/11/2015 05:04

    New Zealand seek ICC clarification on DRS 'clanger'

    New Zealand have contacted the International Cricket Council seeking answers over a contentious review that went against them at a crucial time in the fluctuating day-night Test against Australia, coach Mike Hesson said Monday.

  • 30/11/2015 03:48

    Lomu -- the man who dragged rugby union into modern era

    Jonah Lomu, the hulking New Zealand winger who was farewelled Monday at a public memorial, dragged rugby union into the modern era with the same ferocity he used to trample opposing players.

  • 30/11/2015 03:08

    Five facts on legendary All Black Jonah Lomu

    New Zealand paid its respects to rugby great Jonah Lomu at Auckland's famous Eden Park stadium on Monday. Here are five facts about the legendary winger who died on November 18 aged just 40:

  • 30/11/2015 01:55

    Eden Park pays emotional tribute to Jonah Lomu

    New Zealand paid tribute to All Black great Jonah Lomu at the spiritual home of New Zealand rugby on Monday, with thousands of fans packing a memorial service at Auckland's Eden Park.