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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.

Dozens missing feared dead after mine blast in Ukraine: union

Dozens of miners were missing feared dead following a coal mine blast in rebel-held east Ukraine, a mining union spokesman said on Wednesday.

  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
  • 04/03/2015 08:58

    Areva nuclear group announces 4.8 bn euro loss

    French nuclear group Areva on Wednesday confirmed record net losses in 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to project delays.

  • 04/03/2015 08:15

    Japan slams brakes on Uber taxi service

    Japan has slammed the brakes on taxi service Uber less than a month after it launched a pilot programme in the country, with a government official saying Wednesday it likely violates transport laws.

  • 04/03/2015 08:12

    Greeks bearing grudges rip up Brussels diplomatic rulebook

    Strapped for cash and under pressure to deliver on reforms, Greece's new radical government has ruffled feathers in Brussels by not respecting the diplomatic niceties of the negotiating table.

  • 04/03/2015 04:30

    India makes surprise interest rate cut to 7.5%

    India's central bank cut interest rates by 25 basis points on Wednesday in a surprise announcement, days after the new right-wing government's first full-year budget.

  • 04/03/2015 04:17

    Asia markets mostly lower after Wall St losses

    Asia markets mostly fell Wednesday following a retreat on Wall Street fuelled by profit-taking, with Tokyo hit by a stronger yen and Sydney dipping after data showed Australia's economy grew slower than expected last year.

  • 04/03/2015 08:35

    Indie game makers shaking up world of play

    Independent studios are boldly taking on blockbusters in a gaming world being transformed by smartphones, tablets, and online access to play.

  • 04/03/2015 07:19

    India bans broadcast of gang-rapist documentary

    An Indian court has banned the country's media from broadcasting a documentary in which one of the men who gang-raped and murdered a New Delhi student is shown blaming the victim, police said Wednesday.

  • 03/03/2015 23:48

    Bjork museum retrospective tests boundaries of music

    In one of its most complex and ambitious exhibitions, the Museum of Modern Art has designed a career retrospective on Bjork that probes the question -- just how does one put music on a wall?

  • 03/03/2015 09:56

    Ethio-jazz: burned to the ground but the beat goes on

    Heaps of twisted iron, piles of ash and a charred microphone are all that remains of Jazzamba, the iconic Addis Ababa nightclub that revived Ethiopian jazz after it all but disappeared under communist rule.

  • 03/03/2015 09:45

    Ten themes from Milan fashion week

    As Milan fashion week hands over the baton to Paris, winding up a whirlwind show which saw historic brands revitalised and young designers triumph, here are 10 themes from the autumn/winter 2015 collections.