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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.

Suarez pops by for Liverpool farewell

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said goodbye to his former Liverpool team-mates during a visit to the club's Melwood training base on Monday, captain Steven Gerrard revealed.

  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
  • 01/09/2014 15:48

    Suarez pops by for Liverpool farewell

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said goodbye to his former Liverpool team-mates during a visit to the club's Melwood training base on Monday, captain Steven Gerrard revealed.

  • 01/09/2014 15:39

    Spanish judge extends detention of ill British boy's parents

    A Madrid judge on Monday ordered the parents of an ill British boy to be detained for another 72 hours, following their arrest for having removed their son from hospital without medical consent.

  • 01/09/2014 15:22

    Saudi religious police beat up Briton

    Members of Saudi Arabia's religious police roughed up a British resident of Riyadh after they caught him paying at a women-only cash desk, local media reported on Monday.

  • 01/09/2014 14:02

    Australia child-relocation hearing opens in N.Ireland

    A hearing into the historic transportation of children from Northern Ireland institutions to Australia opened on Monday, sparking calls for a nationwide inquiry into what campaigners called "the largest child abuse scandal in Britain's history".

  • 01/09/2014 13:33

    British 'jihadist' mum threatens to behead Christians: reports

    A middle-aged British mother-of-two and former rock band member has joined jihadists in Syria and wants to behead Christians with a "blunt knife", British media reported.

  • 01/09/2014 05:32

    Googling yourself hurts, says Miley Cyrus

    Pop diva Miley Cyrus has opened up to Australian television about her life, saying Googling yourself is bad for your brain and Elvis was a "twerker".

  • 01/09/2014 03:32

    Apparent Hollywood hack attack nabs stars' nude pix

    Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna, bounced around social media, in an apparent massive hacking leak, US media reported.

  • 31/08/2014 21:57

    'Guardians' on top as North America box office slumps

    Science-fiction superhero flick "Guardians of the Galaxy" was on course to claim top spot at the North American box office this weekend as the worst summer blockbuster season in nearly a decade limps to a close.

  • 31/08/2014 20:54

    Tales of war, genocide darken Venice film fest

    The race for the Golden Lion in Venice took a dark turn on Sunday with stories of war and genocide including an ambitious tale that has drawn death threats for German-Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin.

  • 31/08/2014 13:27

    Cross-dressing baddy steals the show in 'Box Trolls'

    In a town called Cheesebridge live the box trolls, creatures which emerge by night and are said to snatch children in Laika's latest 3D stop-motion animated movie, premiering at the Venice film festival.

  • 01/09/2014 15:45

    Falcao leads Europe transfer frenzy

    Manchester United swooped from nowhere on Monday to make striker Radamel Falcao the surprise big signing on the last day of Europe's record-breaking summer transfer window.

  • 01/09/2014 15:22

    Real Madrid confirm loan deal for Javier Hernandez

    European champions Real Madrid confirmed the signing of Mexican international striker Javier Hernandez on a season-long loan from Manchester United on Monday.

  • 01/09/2014 12:58

    Messi to miss World Cup final rematch

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi will miss his side's friendly against world champions Germany on Wednesday due to a groin strain, his club side Barcelona confirmed on Monday.

  • 01/09/2014 12:51

    Ryder Cup wildcard challenge for McGinley and Watson

    Ryder Cup captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson take centre stage on Tuesday when they both name their three wildcard picks to complete their lineups for Gleneagles.

  • 01/09/2014 12:32

    Racing's Sexton sidelined with broken jaw

    Racing Metro's Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after fracturing his jaw in the weekend win over Toulon, his French Top 14 club reported on Monday.