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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.

Former No 1 Azarenka out for season with injury

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka pulled out of the Wuhan Open in China on Sunday and said she will miss the rest of the season as she battles a foot injury.

  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
  • 21/09/2014 14:10

    Singapore Grand Prix: Live Report

    Lap 3 - Poor Nico Rosberg, he's had to start from the pits. What a disatrous beginning for the season leader. Kevin Magnusson made an excellent start, jumping to sixth but a couple of mistakes cost him and he's back down to ninth.

  • 21/09/2014 13:19

    Having a bawl: Japan's sumo wrestlers grapple with cry-babies

    Japanese parents watched with glee on Sunday as sumo wrestlers tried to reduce their babies to tears, in a centuries-old ritual believed to bring good health to bawling infants.

  • 20/09/2014 18:34

    'Keg is tapped' -- Oktoberfest opens to toast millions

    Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicked off Saturday with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer, as millions of revellers are set to soak up the frothy atmosphere in the 16-day annual extravaganza.

  • 20/09/2014 11:55

    Belgium thwarts jihadist attacks: report

    The Belgian authorities have prevented several attacks by jihadist fighters returning home from Syria and by sympathisers with the Islamic State extremist group, a report said Saturday.

  • 20/09/2014 08:30

    Drunken hunter fights off Australian croc with an eye-poke

    A tipsy goose hunter said Saturday he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-metre-long crocodile in northern Australia after poking the beast in the eye.

  • 21/09/2014 12:42

    Labour party promises higher minimum wage

    Labour leader Ed Miliband promised on Sunday to raise the national minimum wage to at least £8 (10 euros, $13) an hour if it wins the general election in May.

  • 21/09/2014 07:42

    Van Gaal looks for lead from 'privileged' Rooney

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has suggested Wayne Rooney has "privileges" as he prepares his side to travel to Leicester on Sunday.

  • 21/09/2014 07:37

    Spurs in search of West Brom win

    Christian Eriksen is targeting West Bromwich Albion's visit to White Hart Lane on Sunday as the game that will deliver Tottenham Hotspur's first victory in four matches.

  • 21/09/2014 03:57

    Squabbling as PM targets 'unfairness' left by Scottish vote

    British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted on Sunday that further devolution promised to Scotland could not leave England "overridden", as initial relief over the Scottish people's decision to reject independence gave way to squabbling over powers.

  • 21/09/2014 01:21

    Wife of British IS hostage pleads for his release

    The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State jihadists implored his captors to release him, saying Saturday she could not see how his death could assist any cause.

  • 21/09/2014 06:27

    South Africa sets 'Nutcracker' in the Kalahari Desert

    It's danced to Tchaikovsky's famous melody, but it's not your traditional Christmas Nutcracker: the Joburg Ballet has set it in the Kalahari desert among ancient Bushmen paintings.

  • 21/09/2014 01:45

    Second apparent leak of hacked celebrity nude pictures: US media

    More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, circulated social media Saturday, in what appeared to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month, US media reported.

  • 20/09/2014 23:03

    'Cape Fear' actress Polly Bergen dead at 84

    Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, best known for playing a terrorized wife in the classic 1962 thriller "Cape Fear" alongside Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, died Saturday, her publicist said. She was 84.

  • 20/09/2014 16:57

    Garcia Marquez-inspired opera comes to Washington

    Washington's stately Kennedy Center is staging its first opera in Spanish -- a dreamy tale of a jungle boat journey and lost love, all inspired by the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

  • 20/09/2014 16:54

    Japan's controversial Miike to get Rome film award

    Japanese director Takashi Miike, whose violent and often controversial films boast a huge cult following, will be awarded the 2014 Maverick Director Award at the Rome film festival, organisers said Saturday.