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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.

Music icons to fight corporate power at Farm Aid 30

Music icons including Willie Nelson and Neil Young will campaign against the power of agricultural companies and the rise of genetically modified food at the 30th anniversary of Farm Aid.

  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
  • 28/07/2015 21:08

    Strike shuts down major copper mine in Chile

    Chilean mining company Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, said Tuesday work has halted at one its main mines because of a week-old strike by contract workers.

  • 28/07/2015 19:24

    Greece prepares to reopen Athens stock market

    The Athens stock exchange, which has been closed for nearly a month due to Greece's debt crisis, is expected to reopen in a few days after receiving approval from the European Central Bank, a stock market source told AFP Tuesday.

  • 28/07/2015 19:17

    UAE Etisalat telecom's profit dives 40% in Q2

    UAE telecom giant Etisalat said on Tuesday its net profit plunged 40 percent in the second quarter because of higher depreciation and the impact of its troubled Saudi unit Mobily.

  • 28/07/2015 18:55

    UAE hikes petrol prices 24%, cuts diesel 29%

    The United Arab Emirates will hike the retail price of petrol by 24 percent but prices will still be low by international standards, a government committee announced on Tuesday.

  • 28/07/2015 18:49

    LVMH first-half net profit up 5%, sales jump 19%

    The world's top luxury group LVMH on Tuesday reported its net profit rose by 5.0 percent in the first half of the year, as sales jumped 19 percent boosted by strong growth in Europe and the United States.

  • 28/07/2015 21:31

    Mexico coach Herrera sacked: federation president

    Mexico coach Miguel Herrera was sacked on Tuesday following allegations of an assault against a television journalist, just two days after guiding them to their seventh Gold Cup trophy in the United States.

  • 28/07/2015 21:14

    Brady 'Deflategate' ban upheld

    The four-match suspension issued to New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady over the 'Deflategate' scandal has been upheld, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed on Tuesday.

  • 28/07/2015 20:59

    Berlin Jewish Olympics open in 'triumph over evil'

    The Maccabi Games, dubbed the Jewish Olympics, opened Tuesday at the Berlin site of the 1936 "Nazi Games" in what one community leader called "a triumph of good over evil".

  • 28/07/2015 20:37

    China's magisterial diving performances continue

    China's Cao Yuan and Qin Kai kept up their country's domination of diving events at the world championships in Kazan on Tuesday as they comfortably won the 3m synchronised gold medal.

  • 28/07/2015 20:34

    Frustrated Tiger never imagined so long to recover

    A frustrated Tiger Woods never imagined it would take so long to regain top form after back surgery and swing changes, but he will stick with his comeback plan.