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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.

Isner survives scare to reach Atlanta quarters

Top seed and defending champion John Isner saved two match points en route to a three-set victory over Robby Ginepri on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Atlanta Open.

  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
  • 25/07/2014 08:29

    BSkyB strikes deal to create pan-European pay TV giant

    British satellite television group BSkyB on Friday said it had agreed multi-billion-dollar deals with Rupert Murdoch's media empire 21st Century Fox to create a pan-European pay-TV giant.

  • 25/07/2014 04:45

    All Blacks' reject Anscombe eyes Wales spot

    Outgoing Waikato Chiefs back Gareth Anscombe said Friday that he decided to switch his allegiance from New Zealand to Wales after realising he had little hope of making the All Blacks.

  • 25/07/2014 02:54

    Wiggins bids farewell to road, targets Rio Olympics

    Bradley Wiggins has set his sights on claiming gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after losing out to Australia in the final of the men's team pursuit at the Commonwealth Games.

  • 25/07/2014 01:12

    British royal childhood memories go on show

    A special exhibition on childhood in the British royal family is to open at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, featuring well-loved toys spanning 250 years including a gadget-laden miniature James Bond supercar.

  • 24/07/2014 22:25

    More than 50 UK Catholic priests defrocked for sex abuse

    More than 50 Roman Catholic priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for sex abuse since 2001, the Church's child protection watchdog revealed on Thursday.

  • 25/07/2014 08:22

    Ex-investment banker turns to Bollywood script writing

    An Indian investment banker turned wildly successful novelist is taking a career turn in Bollywood, with a screenplay he says will tackle social issues in the same vein as the books that made him a youth icon.

  • 25/07/2014 06:41

    Maillot brings sexy 'Shrew' to scandal-hit Bolshoi

    Shakespeare's 16th-century Padua is a far cry from Jean-Christophe Maillot's scintillating new "Taming of the Shrew" at the Moscow Bolshoi.

  • 25/07/2014 06:15

    Chinese firm files Transformers lawsuit

    The owners of a Chinese nature park have filed a lawsuit against the makers of the latest Transformers film because it failed to include the park's logo, a court said on Friday.

  • 25/07/2014 06:08

    Taliban-era radio announcer rides crest of the airwaves

    Once a deadpan radio announcer under the Taliban, Masood Sanjer has gained renown for being a thorn in the side of accountability-dodging Afghan officials, exemplifying hard-won media freedoms that are at stake in a pivotal year.

  • 25/07/2014 05:38

    Glamourous Salzburg Festival kicks off amid budget worries

    From budget problems to widely publicised management disputes, the Salzburg Festival, one of the world's top opera events has seen almost as much drama behind the scenes as on stage in recent years.

  • 25/07/2014 08:32

    Isner survives scare to reach Atlanta quarters

    Top seed and defending champion John Isner saved two match points en route to a three-set victory over Robby Ginepri on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Atlanta Open.

  • 25/07/2014 06:57

    Olympiakos down AC Milan 3-0 in friendly

    Greek champions Olympiakos defeated Italy's AC Milan 3-0 on Thursday in a friendly football match that launched the International Champions Cup.

  • 25/07/2014 03:34

    Lin excited to join Lakers

    Jeremy Lin said Thursday he's looking to establish himself with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he won't be trying to recreate "Linsanity" on the West Coast.

  • 25/07/2014 03:04

    CAF baptism of fire for 'white witchdoctor' Troussier

    No-nonsense French coach Philippe Troussier returns to African combat this weekend after a six-year absence when he leads CS Sfaxien against fellow Tunisians Esperance in the CAF Champions League.

  • 25/07/2014 02:57

    Spanish coach seeks historic title with Ahly

    Juan Carlos Garrido sets off this weekend on a journey he hopes will end with him becoming the first Spanish coach to win a CAF club competition.